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How do you manage your industrial time series data?


Historian (formerly Proficy Historian) is a best-in-class, proven data management software with a 15-year legacy and thousands of installs globally in every industry setting imaginable. Historian optimizes asset and plant performance through time series industrial data collection and aggregation and connects to GE’s Predix Platform-based cloud solutions like Predix Asset Performance Management (Predix APM), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and HMI and SCADA so you can compete in a digital world.

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.

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

Save time and costs with seamless ingestion to HDFS, adding time series data to big data analytics. Utilize time-saving dashboard where critical data finds you.

Features of Historian


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.


Keep industrial data secure

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


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.


Get big data ready

Historian HD provides big data capabilities on a Hadoop platform. Historian Analysis provides visualization of key equipment and process information in S95 model context. CSense analyzes and troubleshoots asset- and process-performance issues.

Drive better, data-driven decisions

Drive better, data-driven decisions

4 %
Higher productivity
6 %
Greater profitability
50 %
Higher market value from IT


The software that GE’s developing is not just about collecting big data. It’s about turning data into useful information, into intelligence, and it can help ups make better decisions.

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

The beauty of [the GE software] is that it has allowed us to go in and manipulate the data, change the data, change the way we look at the data, and come out with a result that, in the end, is very beneficial to us.

Historian is the heart of the MESS 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.

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