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Leveraging Big Data and Advanced Analytics to Reduce TCO in IIoT initiatives

Over the last many decades, manufacturers have continuously focused on reducing the total cost of poor quality (amounting to 20% of sales according to the American Society of Quality) and unplanned downtime costs (amounting to nearly $50 billion annually according to Deloitte). Today, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), with huge new volumes of connected sensor data, provides the potential to unleash powerful new insights to optimize manufacturing performance – if only this data could be harnessed for analytics. Previous solutions have applied only piecemeal, fragmented software and hardware approaches to this problem – until now.

A joint IIoT analytics solution

Hortonworks, PTC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have created a joint manufacturing IIOT solution to address these challenges. On the shop floor, HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems deliver a ruggedized, converged Operational and Information Technology (OT and IT) infrastructure that can withstand the most challenging shop floor conditions. PTC's Kepware provides seamless integration to industrial shop floor equipment. Hortonworks Data Flow (HDF) connects to Kepware and then moves equipment sensor data to the Data Center.

How the solution works

HDP runs on HPE's Elastic Big Data Architecture in the data center and can help capture, store and analyze the continuous shop floor data feeds. PTC's Thingworx IIOT platform can be seamlessly integrated with Spark on HDP, helping Data Scientists leverage Machine and Deep Learning algorithms to train the next generation of predictive and quality models. These models can then be deployed and ran using HDF on the Shop Floor, allowing Real Time, Actionable Decision Making. 

This solution helps manufacturers  significantly increase product qualify while avoiding costly assembly line machine downtime.  With this joint solution, Manufacturers will be able to significantly increase revenue and reduce costs while accelerating product time to market. 

Learn more about Hortonworks and this solution

Visit the Hortonworks booth at HPE Discover Madrid 2018 from November 27 – 29.

Join our theater presentation T7026 – Leveraging big data and advanced analytics to reduce overall TCO for manufacturing shop floorsDiscover new capabilities to optimize the entire IIOT analytics lifecycle including data ingestion, enrichment, storage, machine learning and real-time decision-making. In addition, learn how new IIOT analytics applications can be created and deployed easily, on a hardware platform optimized for edge analytics workloads. The result? Next-generation analytical insights, manufacturing performance and competitive advantage.

Visit the Hortonworks and HPE partnership website.


About the author
Michael Ger Picture.jpgMichael Ger

General Manager, Automotive and Manufacturing Solutions, Hortonworks





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