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.
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.
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.
Canary recently hosted it's first Crash Course, a webinar designed to teach you how to functionally use a Canary product in less than 30 minutes.
Could Cassandra be optimized to store time-series data? This is a question that has become a common topic for discussion. I recently came across a great read that compares Cassandra performance to another dedicated time-series database, TimescaleDB.
It's exciting to discuss the virtues of collecting and storing years of process data with engineers and operators. We often hear the ideas that are exchanged about what could be done and how the process could operate more efficiently if data was available to key individuals. It has struck me recently how many times these data historian discussions seem limited by the fear of budget and deployment time. Generally, by the end of a preliminary discussion, someone at the table sighs and makes a statement like, "It would be nice, but I'm sure the investment would be too much to consider".
Imagine if you could look at a single trend and instantly know how that trend currently compares to itself from a year ago!
Version 18.0.1 was officially released on May 1, 2018. Below is a brief summarization on all content changes and bug fixes. To download Version 18.0.1, please click below.
Often users would like to add data values manually, especially when their organization still has a few pieces of equipment that are not able to have readings logged automatically. Most may not realize this is a free service that is included with all Canary Historian installations.