16 Nov 2016 (Bit Stew) GE Digital Acquires Bit Stew Systems to Accelerate Digital Industrial Transformation
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Burnaby, B.C. – November 15, 2016 – Bit Stew Systems announces the company has been acquired by GE Digital (NYSE: GE) bringing its leading data intelligence capabilities to Predix, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet, and its industrial applications such as Asset Performance Management (APM).
Bit Stew’s MIx Core™ is purpose-built to handle complex data integration and analysis across connected devices, OT and IT systems, and external sources. Unlike conventional ETL tools, MIx Core automates data integration by applying machine intelligence to the process, which can reduce project costs by an average of 90% compared to traditional approaches.
“We are pleased to welcome Bit Stew to the GE Digital family. The integration of our technologies will provide the Predix platform with a greater capability to integrate data while it is in motion from the edge to the cloud,” said Harel Kodesh, CTO at GE Digital. “This combination will help us to accelerate our industrial offerings, providing customers with contextual understanding of their assets and operations.”
Kevin Collins, CEO and Co-Founder at Bit Stew says, “This is an exciting day for Bit Stew as we join the GE Digital family. With this acquisition, Bit Stew gains access to GE’s industrial ecosystem, customer base, and deep domain expertise. GE’s vision of a software-defined future strongly aligns with Bit Stew’s vision and capabilities and we are excited about the pivotal role our technology can play in driving the industrial ecosystem forward.”
In May 2015, GE Ventures led Bit Stew’s Series B investment round. Since that time, GE Digital and Bit Stew have worked together with several large customers to rapidly integrate complex sources of unstructured and structured data.
Bit Stew has approximately 100 employees and is headquartered in Canada with offices in the USA, Australia and Europe. Bit Stew serves customers in the oil & gas, power, aviation and manufacturing industries.
About GE Digital
GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics, providing Industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities driving big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. For more information, visit the website at www.ge.com/digital.
About Bit Stew Systems
Bit Stew Systems, From GE Digital, provides the premier platform for handling complex data integration, data analysis, and predictive automation for connected devices on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Purpose-built for the IIoT, Bit Stew’s MIx Core™ data intelligence platform solves the data integration challenge at scale for complex industrial data environments. Bit Stew has earned global recognition by being named to Gartner’s Cool Vendors List and as Frost & Sullivan’s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year – North American Service Solutions. In 2015, Bit Stew was ranked as one of the Top 100 Analytics Companies and Top 100 IoT Startups by Forbes. Incorporated in 2009, Bit Stew has offices in Canada, the USA, Australia and Europe. Visit www.bitstew.com to learn more.