As time marches on, technology does not stand fast.
Data collection and storage technologies continue to evolve, and the standard conventions of how to store the data must be updated to meet modern business demands.
These demands can be driven by both internal and external reasons. Today’s companies are able to leverage stored data for such reasons as traceability, geneology, efficiency monitoring, process monitoring, and production monitoring as well as increasingly mandated regulatory compliance.
With today’s technologies, the inefficient and often inaccurate reporting solutions of the past are being driven into a new modern “Big Data” era. With the release of version 5.0 of Proficy Historian from GE Intelligent Platforms and VMWare® technology, new methods of redundant, high-availability data storage are coming to fruition.
To understand where the industry is headed, we must first understand where we are and where we have been. To accomplish this, this white paper will discuss how data was stored in previous versions of GE Intelligent Platform’s Proficy Historian product.