Building a Connected Plant with Kx for Sensors and OPC UA

7 May 2019 | , ,

The Kx OPC UA Connector allows manufacturing plants to take advantage of the OPC UA’s open connectivity and communication platform combined with Kx’s kdb+, the world’s fastest time-series database, by utilizing the Kx for Sensors platform to scale, connecting and analyze all plant data in real time together with historical data, improving yields and reducing plant downtime.

Kx Insights: IIoT for Predictive Maintenance and Big Data

9 Jan 2018 | , , , , ,

IIoT for predictive maintenance enables more extensive monitoring of equipment and processes at a much lower cost than traditional methods and delivers actionable warnings to prevent or minimize the consequences of an impending failure. Where IIoT for predictive maintenance is deployed in a well-designed program using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) it will reduce surprise outages, lost production, extensive repairs, secondary damage and increase safety.

Kx Insights: Sensor Data Storage for Industrial IoT

7 Jul 2017 | , , , , , , ,

Businesses adopting Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies face a herculean task. In an industry where the number of connected devices and equipment is increasing exponentially, the amount of operational data coming online which must be analyzed and stored rises in tandem. Though many industrial businesses utilizing traditional database management systems find themselves drowning in the sheer volume of sensor data they are producing, those who are forward-looking are turning towards new platforms to help manage their data and, in turn, reduce costs and improve overall performance.

IoT Analytics: How Kx can Supercharge your Legacy Systems

23 May 2017 | , , , , , ,

If your company is not already drowning in data now, it will be soon. Gartner Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. In 2017, 6 million new things will be connected every day. Each one of them will transmit a stream of data, adding up to sensor data volumes that will dwarf today’s volumes. How your business uses this streaming data to compete in the market may determine its long-term success within the world of Industrial IoT.

Edge Analytics and IoT – How Kx is Revolutionizing Manufacturing from the Edge

27 Mar 2017 | , , , , , ,

Edge analytics is a method of data analysis and collection that allows an automated analytical computation to be performed on a tag or sensor rather than having all of the ingested data sent back to a centralized data warehouse before being acted upon. Manufacturing is an industry which requires real-time action on analytics at their source. This is a challenge which Kx excels at.