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Proficy Historian

Powerful industrial time-series and A&E data collection for on-premise and cloud storage and analysis

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

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Introducing Proficy Historian 8.0

With the new Proficy Historian 8.0, 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 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. Furthermore, Version 8.0 includes an Excel Add-In for Proficy Operations Hub, enabling users to query historical data based on the asset model.

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Proficy 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, Proficy Historian changes the way companies perform and compete by making data available for asset and process performance analysis.


The latest version of Proficy 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.

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Limited Time Offer: Free Proficy Historian Software Trial

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

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.

Enabling the Smart Operator

Expect more from your HMI/SCADA. Read this white paper to learn about efficient and high performance HMI/SCADA with mobile solutions.

Capitalize on the Industrial Internet Oppportunity

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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.

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

Integration with HMI/SCADA
Integration with HMI/SCADA
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With tight integration with HMI/SCADA’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.

Features of Proficy Historian

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 our Predix Cloud to support Predix applications.

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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.

Drive better, data-driven decisions

Drive better, data-driven decisions

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

Proficy Historian for Linux: Enable machine-level storage

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Edge computing device support

Proficy 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.

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