Predix (software)

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 with 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 management (APM) and operations optimization by providing a standard way to connect machines, data, and people. What does it do? Apple does not do it 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 at system wide optimization and to create a model that spans entire systems such as aircraft operations. The model permits 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 WaveTM: IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2016 and recognized GE Predix as a leader in the evaluation. [9]

See also

  • Cloud-based design and manufacturing
  • Industrial control system
  • Industry 4.0


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  2. Jump up^ Finnegan, Matthew. “5 things you need to know about General Electric’s IoT cloud platform” . Retrieved 2016-07-30 .
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  4. Jump up^ Passeri, James (2015-03-06). “What is Apple’s iOS Did for Cell Phones” . . Retrieved 2015-06-29 .
  5. Jump up^ Gee, Sue (24 June 2015). “Predix – A Platform for the Industrial Internet Of Things” .
  6. Jump up^ Woods, Dan (28 September 2016). “What Is GE Predix Really Building?” .
  7. Jump up^ “Siemens and General Electric gear up for the internet of things” . The Economist . 2016-12-03. ISSN  0013-0613 . Retrieved 2016-12-03 .
  8. Jump up^ “Analyzing the Internet of Things at GE Research in San Ramon and Niskayuna” . Ars Technica . Retrieved 2016-12-03 .
  9. Jump up^ Pelino, Michele (2016-11-15). “The Forrester Wave ™: IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2016” . Forrester Research .