Predix (software)

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Original author(s)General Electric
Developer(s)General Electric

Predix is General Electric's software platform for the collection and analysis of data from industrial machines.[1] General Electric plans to support the growing industrial internet of things with cloud servers and an app store.[2] GE is a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium which works to aid the development and use of industrial internet technologies.[3]

Predix as a cloud-based PaaS (platform as a service) is claimed to enable industrial-scale analytics for asset performance management (APM) and operations optimization by providing a standard way to connect machines, data, and people. GE expects Predix software to do for factories and plants what Apple's iOS did for cell phones.[4] Built on Cloud Foundry open source technology, Predix provides a microservices based delivery model with a distributed architecture (cloud, and on-machine).[5]


Predix aims towards system wide optimization and to create a detailed model that spans entire systems such as aircraft operations. The model allows better optimization of each part of the system (such as a turbine blade) as well as optimization of the entire system (such as airline operations).[6]

Predix is developed by GE Digital in San Ramon, California near Silicon Valley and originally its own business unit. In September 2015 it became re-integrated into General Electric's IT division.[7][8]

In November 2016, Forrester Research published The Forrester Wave™: IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2016 and recognized GE's Predix as a leader in the evaluation.[9]

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  1. ^ GE. "Predix Powers Industrial-strength Apps". Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  2. ^ Finnegan, Matthew. "5 things you need to know about General Electric's IoT cloud platform". Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  3. ^ "Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Smart Airline Baggage Management Testbed". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  4. ^ Passeri, James (2015-03-06). "GE Expects Predix Software to Do for Factories What Apple's iOS Did for Cell Phones". Retrieved 2015-06-29.
  5. ^ Gee, Sue (24 June 2015). "Predix - A Platform for the Industrial Internet Of Things".
  6. ^ Woods, Dan (28 September 2016). "What Is GE Predix Really Building?".
  7. ^ "Siemens and General Electric gear up for the internet of things". The Economist. 2016-12-03. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  8. ^ "Analyzing all the (Internet of) things at GE Research in San Ramon and Niskayuna". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
  9. ^ Pelino, Michele (2016-11-15). "The Forrester Wave™: IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2016". Forrester Research.

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