Industrial Big Data Analytics: The Present and Future

We have come a long way from dumping information into databases never to be seen or heard from again, but we still have a long way to go. Today’s software infrastructures for remote monitoring and diagnostics (RM&D) are moving from analyzing real-time data to mining larger data sets for additional knowledge of equipment. Industrial big data infrastructures are being built for storing and processing extremely large volumes of data sets. As the need grows for real-time analysis, it will no longer be acceptable for these two infrastructures to be kept in distinct silos. Big data storage and fast processing capabilities will have to be merged into one hybrid system.

To prepare for the emerging systems, companies must first institute best practices with today’s industrial data technology to take full advantage of tomorrow’s systems.