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IA’s Top Content of 2021: Our Biggest Webinar, Case Study, ICC Sessions & More David Dudley Mon, 12/20/2021 - 08:10
In a challenging year like 2021, when in-person events were rare, and remote work and virtual interaction became more common, our content program was a vital link between the Inductive Automation team and the Ignition community. In the midst of all of the disruption, we saw the community rise to new challenges, seize opportunities, feed its hunger for knowledge, and leverage the Ignition platform in new ways. This year’s content reflects what the community was doing with Ignition and what they were most passionate about, so let’s look at the content pieces that captured the most attention.
How Can Ignition Help With The Digital Thread? Sam Russem Wed, 10/13/2021 - 15:37
Ignition can help businesses utilize Digital Thread to take advantage of their data to empower their operators, make informed decisions, and optimize the value chain.
12 Powerful Ways to Use PLCs with SQL Databases - Part 2 Lauren Walters Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:51
PLC to SQL database connections allow the Ignition community to find new and unique solutions for industrial control systems with far less time and money.
12 Powerful Ways to Use PLCs with SQL Databases - Part 1 Lauren Walters Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:41
Before he founded Inductive Automation, our CEO Steve Hechtman worked as a control system integrator and often encountered the obstacle of being unable to make operations-side data available to the IT side. This inspired Steve and his team of developers to create a tool — now known as the Ignition SQL Bridge Module — that moves data bidirectionally between PLCs and SQL databases using OPC. Since then, members of the Ignition community have used the versatile capabilities of the SQL Bridge Module to implement many creative and effective solutions in their industrial systems. Co-Director of Sales Engineering Travis Cox highlighted a dozen of the most useful SQL Bridge tips in the webinar “12 Ways to Use PLCs and SQL Databases Together.” In this two-part blog series, we’ll unpack each of these tips in some detail.