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ABB adds database developer as technology partner

ABB today announced that it has added as technology partner. ABB will offer Crate’s powerful purpose-built Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) database (CrateDB) as part of its ABB Ability™ platform ecosystem to support its digital solutions.

CrateDB makes it easy and economical to handle the velocity, volume, and diversity of machine and log data. The database can take in millions of data points per second, while at the same time querying terabytes of data in real time. The integration of the database will make it easier for enterprises to use ABB’s digital solutions to increase speed, performance and safety of their production, while reducing costs.

“The manufacturing and energy industries are moving to a data driven world where real time agility is critical to respond to changes and volatility,” said Sean Parham, Corporate Senior Vice President of Product Management at ABB. “ABB’s Ability™ platform supported by’s pioneering purpose built database will enable new digital solutions.”

CrateDB offers ABB an innovative and unique architecture, which allows industrial enterprises to globally scale production use cases while optimizing the cloud resources for efficiency and hybrid environments.

"The IIoT generates significant amounts of data that need to be accurately captured, analyzed, and delivered in real-time to be of value,” said CEO Christian Lutz. “We are proud to support ABB’s Ability™ platform and its business units to enable successful IoT use-cases."

ABB also plans to utilize the CrateDB capabilities across its own businesses to manage digital solutions at its facilities. To support the integration into the ABB businesses, also joined the ABB SynerLeap program, ABB’s initiative to help startups accelerate and expand on a global market together.

“It is good to see how much value is being created through collaboration in our ever-growing innovative SynerLeap startup ecosystem,” said Peter Lofgren, SynerLeap’s CEO. “The – ABB collaboration is an excellent example of collaboration at its best, leveraging innovation, speed and value creation for our precious customers, and we are excited to see it grow.”

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees., developer and supplier of CrateDB, a purpose-built database to scale modern application in a machine data world. The unique distributed architecture offers the scalability and performance of NoSQL with the power and ease of standard SQL for timeseries and machine data, for the Edge and as a turnkey data layer, offered as a hosted cloud service on Azure, enabling faster development of IoT platforms and data-driven smart factories. is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Berlin, Germany and Dornbirn, Austria.