Product News: GE Digital's Proficy Historian 8.0

Dec. 5, 2019
A scalable solution for data-collection and aggregation across deployments.

GE Digital recently unveiled enhancements to its Proficy Historian offering, providing customers with a scalable solution for data-collection and aggregation across deployments of any size and extending data-migration from edge to cloud.

The updates include tag-mapping, advanced trend analysis with annotations, and the ability to define an asset model, allowing users to put data in context with business needs, according to GE Digital. 

“GE aims to leapfrog market leaders as part of its overall hybrid cloud/premise data architecture initiative. If you haven’t settled on a historian or want to unify multiple historians in a cloud database ready for advanced analytics and enterprise performance management, take a look at Proficy Historian,” said Joe Perino, analyst at LNS Research.

“Our customers are demanding more from their data and their equipment, and often there is a disconnect with how one works with the other,” says Dan Lohmeyer, GE Digital SVP, Product Management. “With GE Digital’s Proficy Historian, customers are able to collect data from any edge device to analyze and apply insights throughout their plant operations, while also easily migrating data across plants in large-scale deployments."

The Proficy Historian software solution is tightly integrated with GE Digital’s Proficy HMI/SCADA applications, including CIMPLICITY and iFIX, and Proficy Manufacturing Execution Systems. This integration enables operators to seamlessly manage machinery and plant processes, according to GE Digital, which also introduced a Linux-based Proficy Historian earlier this year that creates a standard time-series product for edge analytic applications. The Linux version of Proficy Historian pushes machine data to the plant level instead of polling from higher-level systems, providing a new, more efficient mechanism, according to its maker.