GE Opens Predix IIoT System to Third-Party App Developers

November 14, 2016

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GE Opens Predix IIoT System to Third-Party App Developers
A stylized rendering of the GE Digital Predix cloud-based platform. Image courtesy of General Electric

Aiming to expand the use of Predix, a cloud-based operating system for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), General Electric’s Digital unit initiated a program to allow independent software vendors (ISVs) to create and sell new applications through GE’s proprietary platform, the Fairfield, CT-based company announced Monday.

“Industrial companies today face unique challenges as they become more connected across both their enterprise and physical environments,” said a statement by Denzil Samuels, global head of channels and alliances for GE Digital. “In response, GE is creating a robust marketplace by collaborating with companies that share GE’s vision for the digital transformation and bridge the gap between the industrial and IT worlds to drive successful business outcomes. The ISV program enables GE and its partners to make industrial apps more accessible to a wider range of companies.”

Developers can use the Predix platform as a “building block” for the development of new IIoT solutions, according to GE, and the new program is thought to “enable more rapid growth” for industrial apps.  

Over 100 registered partners are taking part in the GE Digital ISV program, with more than 35 currently developing an industrial app. GE provides application development support, the full capabilities of the platform to developers, and assistance in launching the products.

Some of the ISV’s developing software for GE’s Predix platform include Box, Decisyon App Composer, Ericsson, OAG Analytics, Pitney Bowes, and Splunk.

“Box is excited to work with GE Digital to help industrial customers securely access and manage their most important content in the cloud,” said Jeetu Patel, chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Box Platform in a statement. “Through this partnership, Predix developers will be able to easily leverage BOX APIs to build enterprise-grade content management and collaboration into their applications and accelerate digital business transformation.”

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