Big Data Product Watch: Big Players Weigh In

General Electric this week announced a cloud-based "first-of-its-kind, industrial-strength Big Data and analytics platform" targeting real-time insights into data generated by sensors on large-scale industrial machines in areas such as aviation, healthcare, energy, transportation and manufacturing. The platform uses GE's newPredictivity services and technologies, which provide Internet-connected asset and operations optimization and data analytics for industrial machines. The platform is supported by the Proficy Historian HD, developed by GE and described as "the first Hadoop-based historian data management software." GE said it provides "real-time data management, analytics, and machine-to-operations connectivity in a secure, closed-loop architecture so critical global industries can move from a reactive to a predictive industrial operating model."