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Turn Your Data Into a Self Service Buffet

Oct 5, 2018 8:33:24 AM / by Graeme Welton posted in Reporting

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In a data driven world, it’s critical that the people who need the data to make timely, strategic business decisions actually have access to it. Flow Software’s Graeme Welton explains how to get this right.

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How to Sync Primary and Redundant Historians

Oct 5, 2018 8:17:32 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Ask Gary

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The fifteenth edition of a Q&A column with Gary Stern, President and Founder of Canary Labs. Have a question you would like me to answer? Email askgary@canarylabs.com
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Move Beyond the Spreadsheet

Aug 22, 2018 7:10:46 AM / by Graeme Welton posted in Reporting

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The only thing worse than too little data, is too much. Big data becomes dumb data very quickly — there is simply so much of it that you can’t see the wood for the trees, and you can’t confidently make decisions using the data unless you’ve collected it into a single, aggregated and contextualized format, in as close to real time as you can get it. To do this, companies need to ditch the spreadsheet.

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70 Trends, One Second Updates, 30 Days, on a Single Trend Chart

Aug 7, 2018 8:07:18 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom, Trending Software

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Here was the idea.  Let's show how Axiom would perform if we placed 70 individual trends on a single chart.  Each trend polls at one second intervals and updates 100% of the time.  Then, once we have all 70 trends on a single chart, let's call for 30 days of historical values. 

How will Axiom respond to a request for over 180 million values?

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30 Minute Crash Course on the Excel Add-in

Aug 1, 2018 3:00:00 PM / by Canary Training posted in Excel Add-in

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2 Ways to Access Event Data

Jul 25, 2018 9:45:09 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Ask Gary

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The fourteenth edition of a Q&A column with Gary Stern, President and Founder of Canary Labs. Have a question you would like me to answer? Email askgary@canarylabs.com
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Have You Heard of Prescriptive Analytics?

Jul 25, 2018 8:39:12 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Data Historian, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

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No, it's not a typo. I didn't mean predictive. This morning I was reading an article from SparkCognition, "Changing the World by Way of Oil and Gas", and I came across the term for the first time. After some research, here is what I learned.

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IIoT: Progressing from data connection to data insight

Jul 24, 2018 9:33:02 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in IIoT, Axiom

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The Industrial Internet of Things is changing the way companies operate. Whether you have already adopted an IIoT strategy or are beginning the planning phases of how/where to begin, there are two key elements that you must first focus on. 

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How To Lower Cost for SCADA and Data Historians

Jul 20, 2018 3:52:51 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Chirp!

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Battling inefficiencies and trying to save money is important to every industrial process. It is frustrating that most companies first have to invest a large amount of capital to equip themselves with SCADA solutions and data historians in order to find ways to run more efficiently.

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4 Reasons to Consider Chirp! for Ignition

Jul 18, 2018 11:42:16 AM / by Don Mast posted in Chirp!, Axiom, Products, Data Historian

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Why should you consider Chirp! for your next Ignition project?  Ignition already offers some great SCADA and HMI solutions and their unlimited licensing model has resonated very well with system integrators and end users alike.

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