Skip to main content
GE Digital


Powerful industrial time-series data collection for on-premise and cloud-based storage and analysis

Request a Demo

How do you manage your industrial time series and A&E data?

Data Historian screenshot | GE Digital | Quick Installation

Historian is a best-in-class historian software solution that collects industrial time-series and A&E data at very high speed, stores it efficiently and securely, distributes it, and allows for fast retrieval and analysis —driving greater business value. With decades of experience and thousands of successful customer installations around the world, Historian changes the way companies perform and compete by making data available for asset and process performance analysis.


The latest version of Historian offers core enhancements to improve security, increase ease of use, and boost performance. Take advantage of the solution’s simple yet powerful features to unlock new value from your equipment, process data, and business models.

Benefits of Historian

Speed time-to-value

Achieve fast time-to-value with simple installation and easy-to-use web clients with integrated tag searching and drag-and-drop features. Powerful Excel integration simplifies data access and analysis and enables Historian system management using common spreadsheet tools.

Drive greater business value

Support high availability with data redundancy, and leverage continuous and highly scalable data read-and-write functionality.

Reduce time and costs

Decrease the costs to both store and access data with highly efficient compression algorithms, nearly zero database admin time, and tools to optimize performance.

Configuring the Excel Add-in for Historian

Watch the Video

Microsoft Excel Add-In allows you to use Excel to interact with the configuration data within your Historian as well as query data for charting and reporting. Our open interfaces and tools help you easily interact with Historian, saving time and reducing costs.

Tight integration with HMI/SCADA

Integration with HMI/SCADA
Integration with HMI/SCADA
Watch the Video

With tight integration with HMI/SCADA’s iFIX and CIMPLICITY, enjoy simple one-click publishing of data. Historian logs and stores data from the HMI/SCADA systems and allows viewing back in iFIX and CIMPLICITY.

Features of Historian

Data Historian screenshot | GE Digital | Compression Algorithms

Superior compression algorithms

With just 1% compression enabled, Historian is approximately 2x more efficient than a leading competitor and 30x more efficient than relational databases.

Data Historian screenshot | GE Digital | Data Aggregation

Data aggregation across your enterprise from time series to A&E

Collect, normalize, and store data from across your organization—from edge applications with Historian for Linux or our Windows—based collectors to plant, enterprise, and cloud.  Historian also stores Alarms & Events data from any OPC A&E server.

Data Historian screenshot | GE Digital | Quick Installation

Quick installation for immediate time-to-value

Historian installs in minutes, allowing you to view your machine and process data immediately. Your Historian server has a simple yet powerful mirroring capability and provides enterprise-level computing by scaling to hundreds of users and millions of data points.

Data Historian screenshot | GE Digital | data security

Keep industrial data secure

Data security remains our highest priority. Historian uses OAuth2 web tokens to authorize and authenticate your Windows Domain users and groups against your most important process data.

Data Historian screenshot | GE Digital | Edge or in Cloud

Leverage on-premise or in the cloud

Connect to your industrial data with an existing collector, or build your own using our SDK. Send your data to a customer-premise/edge Historian or to our Predix Cloud to support Predix applications.

Data Historian screenshot | GE Digital | big data ready

Get big data ready

Historian is the data management foundation for the Industrial Internet. Additionally, Historian HD provides big data capabilities on a Hadoop platform.

Drive better, data-driven decisions

Drive better, data-driven decisions

4 %
higher productivity
6 %
greater profitability
50 %
higher market value from IT

Historian for Linux: Enable machine-level storage

RX3i Edge computing | GE Digital

Edge computing device support

Historian for Linux revolutionizes data collection and storage by residing at the edge device and delivering distributed data collection to support IIoT. Instead of higher level systems polling for device data, Historian for Linux nodes push machine data to the plant level, providing a new, more efficient mechanism that includes store and forward. With its small, cost-effective footprint, the software can sit on many physical IIoT devices and controllers that feed machine data to historians at the plant or enterprise level, which in turn send data to the cloud for analysis and process optimization.


Data is really important to us to improve stability of the operation. GE provided the most complete software suite for our needs.

[The GE software] enables cost management by providing data to management to make informed decisions. We can also manage demand volatility easier and faster than before.

Historian offers a highly efficient storage model for industrial time-series data, helping us provide significant savings to our customers' bottom line.

Historian is the heart of the MES and has already been implemented on 16 lines across 10 sites in France. This solution allows more accurate data to be implemented in real time for each machine and product.

Related industrial apps

Industrial workers
Industrial Apps


Reduce costs and risk by enabling the high performance operator with model-based visualization.

Operator using HMI/SCADA Workflow software from GE Digital
Industrial Apps


Optimize operator efficiency with high performance HMI while reducing risk with proven visualization and SCADA.

HMI/SCADA software in food manufacturing plant | GE Digital
Industrial Apps


Enable smart operators with modern model-based high performance HMI—anywhere, anytime.