Predix is the Industrial Internet platform. It’s a Platform-as-a-Service for developing, deploying, and operating Industrial apps. Predix securely connects machines and data to people - driving outcomes ranging from reduction of unplanned downtime to improved asset output and operational efﬁciency. GE has the unique industrial know-how to help companies transform their businesses.
Platforms standardize ways to quickly take advantage of operational and business innovations. By using a platform with a re-usable building block approach, developers can build applications quickly, reducing risk and gaining efficiency. Productivity can be significantly increased by using an integrated development cycle that allows multiple teams to deliver results within days. An ecosystem of third parties can also build applications and services, so businesses can easily extend capabilities.
Predix powers advanced industrial applications for power generation and distribution, oil and gas, mining, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, aviation, intelligent infrastructure, and more. Predix is ideal for:
Unlike general-purpose platforms, Predix is optimized to support industrial use cases.
Predix is used across GE businesses such as: healthcare, oil and gas, aviation, transportation, energy, and other sectors. Outside companies such as Pitney Bowes and SoftBank are also using Predix.
The cloud allows businesses to take advantage of the economic upside of a centrally managed infrastructure via pay-as-you-go subscriptions. The model can scale to meet different business and application workloads by easily adjusting capacity on-demand. Assets can be connected across the entire business, so that data and analytics can be captured to deliver insights at all levels of the organization. A common cloud architecture also yields other benefits like improved system governance, standardized security vulnerability assessments, and release management control and consistency.
A public cloud infrastructure that contains sensitive data can be compromised, so Predix applies a gated, multi-tenant model that ensures only industrial businesses have access. Additionally, enterprise clouds were developed to support IT data (such as ERP or CRM), where industrial data exists as multi-terabyte structured data streams sampled continuously. The data governance, federation, and privacy needs of conservative and regulated industries are unique and require a platform that was designed from the bottom up for industry.
Predix helps to immediately address unplanned downtime, lost productivity, and missed opportunities. By getting started with a platform today, you can solve immediate problems while the extensible cloud architecture grows to meet your future requirements. You can build apps anytime or find useful apps built by others.
Yes. Predix is production-ready and generally available, based upon the following phases:
Predix is offered through a subscription-based, pay-as-you-go pricing model, allowing customers to easily access and scale services as their business needs evolve.
Predix costs vary based on the number of services and amount of usage.
Each subscribed service includes a monthly price that will vary dynamically based on usage each month. Billing/Invoicing charges will be monthly, quarterly, or annually, depending on your needs.
Each service has a price metric based on its function and in some cases a quota of resources tiered by a price plan (e.g., a bronze, silver, or gold plan).
Learn more about specific price points and price metrics on Predix.io.
You can buy subscriptions to Predix services, support, training, and the Predix Accelerator.
GE will make Predix available to customers in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Data center locations are selected based on provider diversity, network peering, technology capabilities, regional data privacy considerations, customer needs, and security considerations. All locations will be ISO27002/01, SSAE16 SOC 2 compliant and operate at either Tier III (Concurrently Maintainable) or Tier IV (Fault Tolerance) levels, based on the Uptime Institute Standards.
Predix is a cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Predix offers a microservices architecture model where the application is created by composing and orchestrating services instead of one tightly coupled monolith of code. A microservices architecture makes it much easier to build, change, and maintain apps, which is particularly important for Industrial Internet applications that run 365 days, 24/7.
Predix is the platform for the Industrial Internet, and is delivered via a purpose-built, modern industrial cloud (aka the Predix cloud). It leverages Cloud Foundry to enable a wide variety of microservices, and provides a global secure cloud infrastructure that is optimized for industrial workloads and meeting regulatory needs. The Predix cloud is specifically designed and optimized for Predix microservices to ensure the distributed computing required, while achieving aggressive cost-to-serve targets. It’s designed with enhanced security controls and other characteristics essential for Industrial Internet applications such as machine connectivity.
Development teams are measured by the innovation at the application layer rather than at the platform layer. Being a managed industrial platform that is purpose-built for industrial use cases, Predix provides enhanced security controls, an optimized stack for running Predix workloads, managed data transport services, and the ability to leverage an industrial app store that hosts innovation from various GE businesses, customers, and partners – all in one place.
No. Unlike public cloud infrastructure, which is open to any individual or organization, the Predix cloud is based on a “gated community” model open to tenants that belong to the industrial ecosystem.
Customers own their data.
Predix provides a variety of services including asset, analytics, data, security, experience, machine, connectivity, DevOps (Developer Operations), and BizOps (Business Operations) services. Please check out https://www.predix.io/catalog for more details.
Yes. GE is committed to making Predix work equally well with GE and non-GE equipment. GE is working with technology partners and industry consortiums to connect and integrate non-GE equipment. Pitney Bowes, for example, uses Predix applications to proactively identify, diagnose, and resolve inserter and sorter machine service issues. The results are a reduction in downtime and an increase in operational productivity.
The Predix Developer Operations (DevOps) service facilitates your development and deployment of Industrial Internet applications in the cloud. DevOps provides tools and processes that spawn productive communication, collaboration (information sharing and web service usage), integration, automation, and measurement of cooperation between developers and operations.
Platform subscriber benefits include:
The Predix Business Operations (BizOps) service enables a data-driven decision-making process for businesses wishing to maximize their application efforts and speed time to usage or market.
BizOps helps answer the nagging questions related to application commercialization: What is an application’s adoption rate? How is the app being used? What features or services are not being used and why? And, based on those factors, what helps determine the best subscription strategy?
BizOps gives developers complete visibility into how each software component is used, identifying the best and worst performing products, packages, user groups, and distribution channels. This offers invaluable insights and can impact of the way you package an application for driving long-term user engagement. When thinking about building a subscription service, BizOps offers advanced segmentation capabilities to iteratively create pricing plans for each segment, and to also meter the service so that the cost-to-serve model is transparent.
To avoid technology lock-in, while providing maximum flexibility, Predix equips developers with a variety of languages (e.g., Java, Node.js, Python, GoLang, and Ruby on Rails), Cloud Foundry, database management systems (e.g., PostgreSQL), and tools (e.g., Artifactory, GitHub, and JaCoCo).
Predix.io is the external website to access the Predix platform. Predix.io allows developers to explore Predix, then build, deploy, operate, and monetize industrial applications that are powered by Predix. Predix.io also provides community support via the following resources
Security is embedded at every layer within Predix. Predix has adopted ISO 27001 information Security Management System (ISMS) and Common Controls Matrix for building it’s security governance and controls framework. This framework will help support more than 60 regulatory and compliance frameworks. Predix has one of the most advanced security protocols available to detect, assess, and respond quickly to threats, and to support end-to-end chain of custody reporting for code and data. By using Predix, companies can assess system gaps and vulnerabilities, protect systems and critical infrastructure, and certify devices, systems, and practices.
When it comes to Industrial Internet solutions, GE has deep experience developing, deploying, and managing the solutions across a range of highly regulated and conservative industries. We understand that industrial companies need assurance that their critical data assets are protected and overall risk is reduced. And we are convinced that the cloud approach offers both the best way to develop and deploy applications faster and more cost effectively. It’s also the best way to secure and manage these solutions – in order to isolate, encrypt, store, and protect the data they generate and process. Security in the cloud can be especially effective for the following reasons:
The Predix cloud has a unique approach to industrial data security. GE has invested in building an end-to-end industrial cloud infrastructure in secured data centers — including hardware and software. With the Predix cloud, customer production data is not shared by other cloud services. Instead, all the Predix cloud data is handled exclusively in a managed community cloud. This cloud space is a complete, end-to-end hardware and software environment, built exclusively for industry, and managed by GE to meet the demanding requirements of industrial businesses.
This managed community cloud offers the best in security and functionality. The Predix cloud has security embedded at every level of the cloud stack. This specialized approach offers industrial-grade security. Every layer is monitored and scanned for vulnerabilities. The Predix cloud features state-of-the-art network-level security sniffing and traffic management.
Capabilities such as two-party encryption, support for end-to-end chain of custody reporting for code and data, and a 24/7 security operations center provide security and governance that is beyond most “one-off” corporate data centers.
Predix is built by industry for industry to run industrial workloads. Unlike traditional public cloud services, which are open to any individual or organization, Predix is based on a gated community model open to tenants that belong to the industrial ecosystem — reducing the risk of bad actors entering the community. Support for various data governance, federation, and privacy needs are included as well as stringent security requirements such as perimeter security, data security, access control, and data visibility.
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For Business Leaders: Please visit http://www.predix.com to understand the business potential of using Predix in your organization.
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Developer-facing site with support knowledgebase (self-help resources), and technical FAQs: https://www.predix.io.
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