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How to improve database performance with indexing

How to improve database performance with indexing

Indexing is a way to optimise the performance of a database by minimising the number of disk accesses required when a query is processed. This post show the power of indexing, how to improve database performance, and where we can go wrong with indexing. Summary Time-series data is the lifeblood of any SCADA system. It is a sequence of data points (tags), and measured at successive time...

How to build your own app

How to build your own app

THE GREENHOUSE APP Usually, our work is concentrated on large and complex projects for professional users. In this project we aimed at demonstrating how to use Ignition with the private user in mind.What this project is about The “client” has a summer house where it can get pretty cold at nights well into the spring. Therefore they have placed a small heater in their greenhouse. A...

How to build a Dashboard in Ignition – fast and at low risk

How to build a Dashboard in Ignition – fast and at low risk

Here is a classical problem we often encounter:  You have a SCADA (or a MES) system, and you want to extract some fundamental values to evaluate performance. But your SCADA system does not support the ideas you have. (By the high-flying consultants this would probably be called “entering a digital transformation phase,” but let us not get carried away by the hype.) You have a...

How to use data aggregation to become smarter

How to use data aggregation to become smarter

What is Data Aggregation? Today we experience an abundance in data. The solutions we build on the Ignition platform contribute by polling and collecting vast amounts of data from numerous sources. But that does not necessarily make us any smarter! The difference between data and real knowledge: The story. Pure data is all noise and challenging for human beings to understand without...

Vision or Perspective – which should I choose?

Vision or Perspective – which should I choose?

Four questions to help you decide between Vision and Perspective With the launch of Ignition 8 in April 2019, we suddenly had two different visualization modules available in Ignition: The old-timer Vision and the brand-new Perspective. The option to choose between two different modules begs the question: Which one should I use? Should I go for Vision or Perspective for my project? The...

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