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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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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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Can Cassandra be a Time-Series Database Alternative?

Jun 1, 2018 4:12:03 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Products, Data Historian

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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.

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Data Historians Don't Have To Be Expensive

May 31, 2018 4:29:32 PM / by Shawn Ebersole posted in Data Historian, Products

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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".

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5 Reasons to Store Sensor Data in the Cloud

May 8, 2018 4:04:31 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Cloud, Data Historian

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Easily Add Data or Update Values Manually

Apr 4, 2018 3:50:12 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Data Historian, Logger

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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. 

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Chirp! for Ignition

Mar 6, 2018 4:00:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Press Releases, Products, Data Historian

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Add more analytic tools to the already powerful Ignition platform with Chirp!  Powered by Canary's data historian, Chirp! works completely within Ignition and helps you:

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You can transform your industry with digital solutions

Feb 23, 2018 6:45:49 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Data Historian, Axiom

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"40 percent of the workforce at electric and gas utilities will be eligible for retirement in the next five years."

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How Does SQL Perform When Compared to Canary?

Feb 20, 2018 9:56:45 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Products, Data Historian, Case Studies

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Recently, a system integrator asked us to provide data that would provide both speed and storage requirement comparisons between an out-of-the-box SQL database and Canary.  They wanted to use this data to decide whether it would be best for customer's to deploy a Canary system, or deploy, tune, and maintain an SQL system.

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The Benefit of Local Logging

Nov 30, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Ask Gary, Data Historian

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The ninth edition of a weekly Question and Answer 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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