Jeff Knepper


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Can Cassandra be a Time-Series Database Alternative?

Jun 1, 2018 4:12:03 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Canary 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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Easily Add Data or Update Values Manually

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

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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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Transform Your Operation With Digital Solutions

Feb 23, 2018 6:45:49 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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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 Case Studies, Data Historian, Products

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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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When Bad Data Affects Reporting, Do This

Jan 31, 2018 8:12:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Reporting, Ask Gary, Logger

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The thirteenth edition of a 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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The Lost Art of Service

Dec 26, 2017 6:17:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Ask Gary

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The twelfth 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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Which Way Is Your Joy Trending?

Dec 20, 2017 4:13:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Ask Gary

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The eleventh 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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Redundancy and Disaster Recovery Options

Dec 12, 2017 10:52:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Ask Gary

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The tenth 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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The Benefit of Local Logging

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

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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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The Process of Upgrading TrendLink to Axiom

Nov 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom, Ask Gary

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The eighth 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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