GE IP's Proficy Software Embraces Big Data

GE Intelligent Platforms recently announced their Proficy Monitoring & Analysis Software Suite. I spoke with Brian Courtney, General Manger Industrial Data Intelligence at GE IP, about how they are leveraging their software and data analytics experience. GE IP believes that their Software Suite is the first to address industrial big data by combining industrial Historian technology with Hadoop (High-availability distributed object-oriented platform) technology for asset health with process optimization. Hadoop is an open-source software framework that supports data-intensive distributed applications. The Suite provides a means for companies to manage equipment and process data to maximize performance because it captures, stores, contextualizes and analyzes data and presents insights for fast and effective decision making.