Alliance Brings Edge-to-Cloud Data to Manufacturing

Industrial automation provider Rockwell Automation, Inc. and industrial data software company Cognite, have inked a strategic partnership to accelerate technological change for the industry. Accordingly, the partnership will dig deeper on the value of data in manufacturing.

To illustrate, the partnership combines Rockwell’s FactoryTalk® software to plant assets, operations management applications, and industry-tailored analytics with Cognite’s Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®. This will create an industrial data hub ready for enterprise-wide scaling.

Taps Data in High-Impact Applications

With one of the largest footprints in industrial automation, Rockwell products create and process data worldwide. Hence, the partnership aims to bring the market a unique, unified, edge-to-cloud industrial data hub that makes operational, engineering, enterprise, and visual data understandable and comparable for manufacturing across industries.

Furthermore, the offering will transform raw data into high-impact applications for real-time decision making and improved workflows. This ensures safe, productive, and sustainable operations.

With Cognite’s proven success in the Energy industry, this partnership will further enhance the edge-to-enterprise capabilities from Sensia, Rockwell’s joint venture with Schlumberger.

“Manufacturers of all sizes struggle with getting access to, and value from, their data. A unifying information hub can provide a single source of truth for all manufacturing data without a major investment in proprietary and costly platforms,” said Rockwell’s Brian Shepherd, senior vice president of Software & Control.

In addition, Shpherd said, “The bigger a company is, the harder it is to pull data together from all the different sources and then get meaningful analytic insights affordably. Our partnership with Cognite will directly address these challenges.”

Meanwhile, Girish Rishi, CEO of Cognite said the partnership with Rockwell Automation echoes the mission of Cognite. That is, to foster the development, operationalization, and scale of industrial Hybrid AI solutions.