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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Three Ways To Get More From Your Historian

Nov 8, 2017 8:20:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom, Data Historian, Products

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Your data historian holds more analytical potential today than you may realize. This process knowledge powerhouse can help you transform operations and fundamentally change the way time-series data is interpreted.  However, few companies have taken the necessary steps to actualize their data historian’s full potential.  Most engineers, supervisors, and operators are either working double-time to meet spikes in demand, or are handling duties outside their typical job description to reduce cost. The bottom line? You are likely too busy elsewhere to spend time mining the knowledge base waiting inside your process historian.

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Case Study: Remote Site Monitoring

Sep 28, 2017 2:35:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Case Studies, Data Historian, Products

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Since 2008, the East West Power Renewable Corporation (EWP) has used Canary software to assist them in the remote monitoring of power generation facilities across the United States. Using more than twenty remote loggers, EWP can centralize all site data to a corporate historian, while still making data available to plant operators, supervisors, and engineers.

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Reducing OEM Warranty Claims With Cloud Services

Sep 26, 2017 11:08:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Axiom, Cloud, Products

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Every OEM wants their equipment to operate to the highest standard, and no one, client included, wants to experience unplanned downtime due to equipment failure.  As an OEM, what steps can you take to reduce warranty claims and increase client satisfaction?  You might be surprised to learn how you can benefit from "building-in" the ability to remotely capture data from your equipment in the field.

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Canary Is Becoming Even More Powerful

Mar 6, 2017 11:54:00 AM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Products

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Never before has Canary offered so many new tools in a single release. Learn about just a few of the many key developments that will be free to any users currently enrolled in CustomerCare!

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Monitor Your Process and Make Informed Decisions from Anywhere

Jul 18, 2016 2:04:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Products, Trending Software

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 Every day you use mobile technology, sometimes to book a flight, arrange for a cab ride, or check your bank account. How often do you use it to monitor your process and ensure operations are running smoothly? If you can’t currently use your smartphone or tablet to quickly and easily view your process data, you should consider Canary’s Axiom solution.

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Smart SCADA Software: Logic Meets Process Data

Jul 7, 2016 3:37:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Products, Trending Software

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Too many operators and engineers rely on their SCADA and HMI displays for process feedback.  While these outlets may be suitable for live, "in the moment" process management, they are not useful for process review, especially if you have access to a process historian.  Just like game film is crucial to the success of an NFL quarterback, a solid data historian with strong trending solutions and process data analytics are a must-have if you hope to better your industrial process.
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The Four Necessary Steps to Predictive Asset Management

Jun 30, 2016 2:52:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Data Historian, Products

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Tired of reacting to unexpected equipment failures, power outages, and unplanned downtime? If you are not actively transitioning from a reactive to a predictive asset management program, you are likely to deal with the same frustrations a year from now as you have in the past. Although hindsight will always be twenty-twenty, foresight has the potential to save your company millions in operating dollars.

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Data Historians and Their Necessity

Jun 24, 2016 4:11:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Data Historian, Products, Trending Software

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Many companies do not realize the advantages that historical process data can offer, helping them to save both time and money. Ed Stern, Vice President of Canary Labs, discusses his experience in the matter:

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Canary Data Historian and the 12 Reasons You Can't Live Without It

Jun 8, 2016 12:04:00 PM / by Jeff Knepper posted in Data Historian, Products

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When shopping for a data historian, we know that you have serveral choices.  Here are the 12 reasons that Canary will be your best return on investment.
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