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GE announces Historian 7.0 data software

August 052016
GE announces Historian 7.0 data software

August 5, 2015 —GE Digital announced the availability of Historian 7.0, a data historian designed to connect industrial equipment from the control (asset) layer to cloud environments, natively integrated with GE’s Predix platform. Historian collects, stores and normalizes time series sensor data from industrial equipment and processes. This information empowers real-time analysis and troubleshooting needed to analyze asset performance so industrial businesses can improve operations and maintenance efficiency.

The software features anarchiving and compression technique, native collectors and APIs to easily get data in and out, native methods to move data to both HDFS and to Predix, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet.

Historian installs in minutes with a small footprint, and scales to support hundreds of users and millions of individual machine data points. Administration and trending is delivered through a secure thin client web application, providing immediate value, and out-of-the-box data mirroring for high availability and data redundancy.

Cloudera certified, specifically to move Historian data from GE’s high performance proprietary format to the widely adopted open-source Parquet schema. This supports the ability to combine time series data with other data types for complete data variety on the HDFS platform. 

With Historian, collectors can be configured to send data to a customer-premise/edge Historian, or to the Predix cloud-based time series data store to support cloud implementations. In addition, GE’s Historian HD solution provides a native method to move Historian data from a Windows computing environment to a Linux-based Hadoop HDFS cluster, offering fault tolerance and horizontal scale.

Every day, GE employs Historian to collect more than 30,000 operating hours of data from more than 1,600 globally deployed power generation assets, supplementing a 50 terabyte database representing more than 100 million fleet operating hours. In its Monitoring & Diagnostics (M&D) Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, a team of more than 20 M&D engineers analyzes more than 25,000 operational alarms per year, assisting customers in enhancing their asset reliability and performance 24/7/365.

About GE Digital

GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics, providing Industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. 

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