GE Aviation and Teradata partner on edge-to-cloud development platform, exploiting data to deliver real-time actionable intelligence

TERADATA PARTNERS, Anaheim, Calif. Officials at GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio, and data and analytics company Teradata (NYSE:TDC) in Dayton, Ohio, are partnering to better enable aviation operations, such as aircraft component manufacturers and airlines, drive business outcomes, including enhanced efficiencies, technologies, and customer satisfaction, by deriving insights from data – as aerospace organizations like the Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, and the U.S. Air Force have done with data analytics and predictive maintenance.

Oct 26th, 2017
GE Aviation and Teradata partner on edge-to-cloud development platform connecting engines, aircraft, and operations, exploiting data to deliver real-time actionable intelligence
GE Aviation and Teradata partner on edge-to-cloud development platform connecting engines, aircraft, and operations, exploiting data to deliver real-time actionable intelligence

TERADATA PARTNERS, Anaheim, Calif. Officials at GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio, and data and analytics company Teradata (NYSE:TDC) in Dayton, Ohio, are partnering to better enable aviation operations, such as aircraft component manufacturers and airlines, drive business outcomes, including enhanced efficiencies, technologies, and customer satisfaction, by deriving insights from data – as aerospace organizations like the Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, and the U.S. Air Force have done with data analytics and predictive maintenance.

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GE Aviation and Teradata have entered a strategic partnership focused on providing business outcomes driven by data analytics for leading airlines, and other aerospace organizations, ranging from component manufacturers to commercial and military aircraft operations. Through the partnership, GE and Teradata will jointly provide products and services to specified commercial aviation markets. This strategic relationship includes joint marketing, sales, services, and support across both companies, forming a complete market-ready solution that can be implemented today.

GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions is demonstrating its predictive analytics, hybrid cloud, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and other data-based solutions for aerospace organizations at Teradata PARTNERS in Anaheim, California, this week.

The use of GE's Predix-based solutions and Teradata software together combines GE's operational prowess with Teradata's leadership in customer insight, officials describe. By combining operations, assets, and networks from GE Aviation with Teradata's customer information, sales and marketing, and back-office support, it makes the entire ecosystem easier to deploy, scale, and use, they add.

For example, flight disruptions can be actively managed by GE with customer experience being managed by Teradata. With the combined solutions, the process to manage disruptions is more complete by adding information about managing parts inventories, logistics, scheduling, and labor pools. Other powerful business outcomes resulting from the combined solutions range from improving flight operations and predictive maintenance to increased operational efficiencies and higher customer satisfaction.

"For data and analytics, it became clear that Teradata excels at the size and scale required by a global airline," says Andrew Coleman, chief commercial officer for GE Aviation's Digital Solutions business. "By integrating our expertise in asset performance management and operations optimization, with Teradata's ability to drive customer insights using massive amounts of data and multi-genre analytics, the aviation market will gain an analytic solution that delivers comprehensive insights."

GE Aviation's Digital Solutions business brings industrial apps powered by Predix, GE's platform for the Industrial Internet, or IIoT, to the partnership. This edge-to-cloud development platform connects engines, aircraft, and operations before analyzing a continuous data stream to deliver real-time actionable intelligence.

Using these analytics with Teradata software creates a flexible, scalable, and powerful solution on the market, officials say. Such capabilities are required in the global airline industry, which is dealing with a growing volume of data that could reach many exabytes in a single year. Both technologies are primed for working in a hybrid cloud environment with built-in support for on premises as well as major public cloud vendors.

“Teradata and GE Aviation are working together to help customers use analytics to solve complex issues with quick, comprehensive insights that are critical for business decisions,” says Oliver Ratzesberger, executive vice president & chief product officer at Teradata. “GE's Predix platform is well known and highly respected throughout the aviation industry and we are excited to have worked with GE Aviation Digital Solutions to jointly offer it with the full spectrum of Teradata technologies.”

With both global companies already deeply entrenched in the airline industry, results from the joint offering are expected to make an immediate impact for global airline customers, officials say.

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive, and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," where each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology, and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

Related: U.S. Air Force employs data management and analytics platforms to enhance aircraft MRO

Teradata helps companies achieve high-impact business outcomes. With a portfolio of business analytics solutions, architecture consulting, and industry leading big data and analytics technology, Teradata unleashes the potential of great companies.

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