It’s all about orchestrating the communication of your applications
As an example, a mining application may be designed to provide real-time access to fleet data. On the bench, and even during field trials, the application is proven extremely beneficial, with strong ROI. However, after full mine-wide deployment, or even after the other critical mining applications are introduced on the same network, problems arise.
The new application is a real time application, providing nearly constant communication to hundreds of data points per fleet equipment. This real-time access prevents other applications the network access they require.
Understanding these technologies and the operations requirements for data access certainly can allow communication of the data from the new application, as well as from the pre-existing systems. Simple solutions just need to be put in place to ensure access to both data types, and at the schedule that makes sense for the operation. Both reliability, and scalability are provided through best of breed integration.