Based on a proof of concept, the core element here is an edge device that interrogates the database of a production robot outfitted with an OPC-UA interface, and uploads the data to IoT Central.
The edge device interrogates the database and uploads the data to IoT Central. A Visual Studio Code application is uploaded as docker images in the Azure container registry, and deployed on the device via IoT Central. The data are then exported to Azure’s blob storage.
First, you must install the Ubuntu Server 18.4 on the device, followed by IoT Edge runtime, which functions as the runtime environment to execute the code on the edge device with containers. For details, click here. The documentation also shows how to link the device to IoT Central.