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The 5 Layer Model of Automation Explained

Dec 17, 2018 11:51:54 AM / by Shawn Ebersole posted in IIoT

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Want to quickly understand the 5 Layer Automation Stack? Watch this quick white board video from Canary partner Walker Reynolds and 4.0 Solutions.

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Artificial Intelligence Explained

Dec 4, 2018 11:42:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning

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We recently met Dr. Patrick Bangert, CEO of Algorithmica Technologies and discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can benefit process manufacturers. As an expert in advanced analytics, predictive and prescriptive maintenance, and machine learning, Dr. Bangert often finds himself having to properly explain and define AI and how it relates to the process industry. Read below to better understand what his company, Algorithmica Technologies offers.

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Version 18.1 Release Notes

Nov 9, 2018 1:10:16 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Products

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The last official release of 2018 is now available, version 18.1. Both Axiom and the Canary Historian have seen some new feature additions as well as a few bug fixes:

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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, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning

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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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