12 Ways to Use PLCs & SQL Databases Together

Discover the Power of the Ignition SQL Bridge Module

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Travis Cox

Co-Director of Sales Engineering

Inductive Automation

What if there was an easier way to move data between the plant floor and the rest of your enterprise, specifically between PLCs and SQL databases? It would open up many opportunities to improve efficiency, data storage, synchronization, uptime, data insights — and the list goes on.

The Ignition SQL Bridge Module is made for this exact purpose. As its name suggests, the SQL Bridge Module acts as a conduit between PLCs and any SQL database. For years, companies have used it as a “Swiss Army knife” for a variety of industrial data management needs.

Inductive Automation Co-Director of Sales Engineering Travis Cox discusses 12 of the many powerful uses of the SQL Bridge Module. You’ll not only learn a dozen ways to use this versatile tool, you’ll also be able to think up other exciting ways to apply it in your enterprise.

Learn how easy it is to:

  • Add contextual data to historical data
  • Synchronize PLCs through a SQL database
  • Sequence products on a line
  • Map PLC values to stored procedures in a database
  • Manage recipes (demo included)
  • Track production 
  • And more

Related content:

  • Blog post: 12 Powerful Ways to Use PLCs with SQL Databases - Part 1
  • Blog post: 12 Powerful Ways to Use PLCs with SQL Databases - Part 2
Posted on December 7, 2016