GE Looks to Hadoop for the Industrial Internet

With a name as big as “The Industrial Internet,” it shouldn't come as a surprise that implementing the sensor-filled, waste-reducing, machine-optimizing network will require a multitude of research and development from its incubator, General Electric. While we've already learned about the vast array of sensor technologies and operational dashboard in place at GE's Schenectady battery plant, what's been missing thus far is the powerful analytics that would turn what is currently a reactive system into a predictive tool to circumvent failures on the factory floor.