GE Thinks It's Time to Put Industrial Data in the Cloud

GE’s new platform is designed to help enterprises collect and use data from many types of GE equipment, either on their own private clouds or on Amazon Web Services. As part of that platform, GE introduced Proficy Historian HD, a software tool for learning from real-time and historical data to improve industrial operations. The company built that software using the Hadoop distributed computing system because of its scalability.