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Proficy Historian

Powerful historian software for operations data collection, on-prem or cloud storage, and analysis

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Proficy Historian | Data Historian | GE Digital

Manage your industrial time series and A&E data with scalable historian software

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Proficy Historian is best-in-class historian software that collects industrial operations time-series and A&E data at very high speed, stores it efficiently and securely in the cloud or on-prem, 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, Proficy Historian changes the way companies perform and compete by making data available for asset and process performance analysis.


The most recent Proficy Historian enhances usability, configurability and maintainability with significant architectural improvements. Take advantage of the solution’s simple yet powerful features to unlock new value from your equipment, process data, and business models.

“No longer is there a default choice in historians. If GE Digital’s Proficy Historian is not on your short list, it certainly should be.”


Joe Perino, Principal Analyst, LNS Research

Proficy Historian 2024 - Now Available

Proficy Historian 2024 software is a major new release of our industrial data management platform. Our historian software focuses on enabling enterprise-wide OT data analysis and cloud deployments.


New features include:

  • Improve scale and security with enhancements to horizontal scalability, collectors, security, APIs, and cloud hyper-scalability
  • Ease administration and implementation with Configuration Hub enhancements, enterprise model support, and ETL performance benchmarking
  • Optimize operations with Sparkplug B-MQTT enhancements to leverage IoT, predictive trending, and Quicksight Q interface in AWS
  • And much more ...

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Explore the power of Proficy Historian. Register today to download the free Proficy Historian system!


Free Proficy Historian details:


  • 25 Tags
  • No time out / time limit
  • Includes alarm and event option

Enterprise Industrial Data Management for Transmission and Distribution

Learn how you can use integrated utility data management to achieve improved data storage, visualization, analysis, reporting and analytics. 

Tired of paying high prices for your data historian?

For a limited time, GE Digital is offering Proficy Historian at significant savings compared to OSI PI.  Check out our current offers.

Increase efficiency and productivity with Proficy Historian

Remote Operations
Remote Operations
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Remote Operations

Centralizing operations enables businesses with multiple locations or large sites to centralize operational views and enable remote access to information and control to support site operations – increasing efficiency and reducing downtime. 


Watch how a remote operator in New York can detect, investigate and address an equipment problem in Indiana in this demo. The operator observes that part production has stopped, drills down to the specific equipment with a failure, determines the issue, and resolves it – all quickly and easily!

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Integration with Proficy Operations Hub

Users have the ability to analyze data in context via Proficy Operations Hub and the Historian Analysis run-time application, which are licensed with Proficy Historian starting with 8.0 Standard and Enterprise.


The combination of Proficy Historian and Proficy Operations Hub provides a powerful data management solution with asset model context and visualization. Users receive aggregation of data across multiple data sources or historians, ability to define an asset model including tag mapping, and advanced trend analysis. 

Benefits of Proficy 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.

Watch the Proficy Historian video series

Explore how Proficy Historian from GE Digital provides powerful industrial time-series and A and E data collection for on-premise and cloud storage and analysis.

  • Proficy Historian: Introduction to Administrator & Collectors | GE Digital

    Proficy Historian: Introduction to Administrator & Collectors

    Proficy Historian: Introduction to Administrator & Collectors

    Proficy Historian changes the way companies perform and compete by making data useful

    Watch Introduction to Administrator & Collectors
  • Proficy Historian: Data Stores | GE Digital

    Proficy Historian: Data Stores

    Proficy Historian: Data Stores

    Learn more about data stores, a powerful concept in Time Series data management.

    Watch Data Stores
  • Proficy Historian: Tags | GE Digital

    Proficy Historian: Tags

    Proficy Historian: Tags

    It’s easy to configure and manage tags in Proficy Historian. 

    Watch Tags
  • Proficy Historian: Diagnostic Tools | GE Digital

    Proficy Historian: Diagnostic Tools

    Proficy Historian: Diagnostic Tools

    Powerful yet easy to configure, Proficy Historian provides diagnostic tools for managing your industrial data.

    Watch Diagnostic Tools
  • Proficy Historian: Trending & Other Capabilities | GE Digital

    Proficy Historian: Trending & Other Capabilities

    Proficy Historian: Trending & Other Capabilities

    Trending capabilities in Proficy Historian provide quick and deep insight into operations.

    Watch Trending & Other Capabilities
  • Displaying Data: IntroductionProficy Historian &  Proficy Operations Hub

    Proficy Historian: Displaying Historian Data with Proficy Operations Hub

    Proficy Historian: Displaying Historian Data with Proficy Operations Hub

    With Proficy Historian, users have the ability to analyze data in context via Proficy Operations Hub and the Historian Analysis run-time application.

    Watch Displaying Historian Data
  • Proficy Historian: Administration & Management | GE Digital

    Proficy Historian: Administration & Management

    Proficy Historian: Administration & Management

    Configuring to display Proficy Historian data in Proficy Operations Hub is simple, drag and drop – accomplished without needing IT resources.

    Watch Administration & Management
  • Historian Analysis App: Editing CardsProficy Historian &  Proficy Operations Hub

    Proficy Historian Analysis App: Editing Cards

    Proficy Historian Analysis App: Editing Cards

    The Historian Analysis run-time application is included with Proficy Historian, starting with version 8.0 standard and enterprise.

    Watch Editing Cards
  • QR CodesProficy Historian &  Proficy Operations Hub | GE Digital

    Proficy Historian and Proficy Operations Hub: QR Codes

    Proficy Historian and Proficy Operations Hub: QR Codes

    Print QR codes for your Proficy Operations Hub apps and apply as a QR sticker to your machines.

    Watch QR Codes
  • Data in Context & Trend ConfigurationProficy Historian &  Proficy Operations Hub

    Proficy Historian and Proficy Operations Hub: Data in Context

    Proficy Historian and Proficy Operations Hub: Data in Context

    Proficy Historian, in combination with Proficy Operations Hub, provides data in context along with the trend capabilities. to drive greater insight.

    Watch Data in Context
  • Proficy Historian 9.0 Demo | GE Digital

    Proficy Historian 9.0

    Proficy Historian 9.0

    Discover the new collector management capabilities delivered by Proficy Historian 9.0.

    Watch Proficy Historian 9.0 Capabilities

Capitalize on the Industrial Internet Opportunity

GE Proficy Data Historian | Screenshot

Digital transformation starts with data

The industrial network of connected machines with data analytics is creating a new frontier of competitiveness for information-centric, modern organizations.


Asset-intensive companies are amongst those that create, or have the inherent potential to create vast amounts of data — data that, when assimilated and put in context, will open the door for operational transformation breakthrough.


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

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.

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Putting your industrial data to work

Configuring the Excel Add-in for Historian

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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 Proficy Historian, saving time and reducing costs.

Tight integration with HMI/SCADA

GE Digital ifix

With tight integration with GE Digital's iFIX and CIMPLICITY, enjoy simple one-click publishing of data. Proficy Historian logs and stores data from the HMI/SCADA systems and allows viewing back in iFIX and CIMPLICITY as well as Proficy Operations Hub.

Features of Proficy Historian software

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 Proficy Historian for Linux or our Windows—based collectors to plant, enterprise, and cloud.  Proficy 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

Proficy Historian installs in minutes, allowing you to view your machine and process data immediately. Your Proficy 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.

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Keep industrial data secure

Data security remains our highest priority. Proficy 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 Proficy Historian or to the cloud.


Proficy Historian for Cloud is the world's only cloud-native operational data historian.

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Get big data ready

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

Have you checked out Proficy Historian Edge?

The new Version 2.3 features improved installation scripts, Windows Historian-compatible REST API, and online documentation enhancements.

Proficy Historian Edge: Enable machine-level storage

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Edge computing device support

Proficy Historian Edge 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 Edge 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.

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