Turn Your Data Into a Self Service Buffet

Oct 5, 2018 8:33:24 AM / by Graeme Welton posted in industry 4.0

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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 Setup Redundant Historians

Oct 5, 2018 8:17:32 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Canary Historian

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For redundancy, it is recommended you push data from the Canary Collecter and Sender Service to both a primary and secondary Historian’s Receiver Services.  This means that both the primary and secondary Historian are getting the same constant data feed from any Canary Collector.   

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Move Beyond the Spreadsheet

Sep 1, 2018 4:42:00 PM / by Graeme Welton posted in industry 4.0

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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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Trend 30 Days of Data for 70 Tags

Aug 7, 2018 8:07:18 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom

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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. 

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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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Learn how to retrieve historical data from the Canary System using the Canary Excel Add-in.  Integrated into the Microsoft Excel ribbon, the Add-in makes it easy to: 

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Have You Heard of Prescriptive Analytics?

Jul 25, 2018 8:39:12 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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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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IIoT: Progressing from data connection to data insight

Jul 24, 2018 9:33:02 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in industry 4.0

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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. 

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4 Reasons to Consider Chirp! for Ignition

Jul 18, 2018 11:42:16 AM / by Don Mast posted in Chirp!, Canary 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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A Thorough Axiom Overview in Under 30 Minutes

Jun 15, 2018 4:42:45 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom

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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.

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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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