Organizations using the CygNet SCADA platform struggle with data access and reporting. The included CygNet VHS (Value History Service) historian is not optimized for performance or data retrieval; accessing data from the archive is difficult and cumbersome. A lack of modern reporting and trending tools results in poor data visualization. Overall, the historian solution is not capable as an enterprise solution and should not be used as such.
Interested in leveraging Ignition, Canary, and MQTT Sparkplug? No problem! Out of the box ready with simple setup. Take a look as Dave Schultz from G5 Consulting, a Canary Partner, shows just how easy it can be to move data from the edge to the enterprise using MQTT Sparkplug and Canary.
If you would like a better understanding of MQTT, or are having a tough time wrapping your head around what is Sparkplug and how does it relate to MQTT, this post is for you!
"What type of disk space will the Canary Historian need?" is a common question (and a valid one!) but not necessarily as simple as it might sound....
Data historians are key to an organization understanding their process, but some clients are worried about purchasing data historians due to cost. This guide will price popular historian options like OSIsoft Pi, Canary, and Ignition by Inductive Automation. Decide which data historian price is the best value.
Some organizations constantly add new tags and assets to their operation. If this is true for you, it is likely you or your team are spending too much time manually adding tags and assigning them to your asset model.
Watch the video below to see how easy it could be!
More than ever, companies are understanding the importance, and necessity, of the data historian. With so many database options available to you, it can be a bit confusing to work through your options. This guide should make it easier to understand the choices you have when selecting a data historian for your industrial application.
Some companies deal with an ever changing landscape of devices and tags. Whether it be assets in the field, or entire plants that come online, if you can automate the discovery of new tags and assets you will dramatically decrease your workload while providing faster data access to your client tools.
If you are serious about storing time series data, then you need to ensure you are storing that data in a way that is useful for your organization, not just today, but in the future as well. When data historians use data interpolation, the reliability of the data archive can be compromised.
Often, Axiom trend charts end up face-plated or embedded within SCADA packages and provide crucial data to engineers via HMI screens.