Data Historian Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The data historian market is segmented by Component (Software, Services), Deployment Mode (On-Premise, Cloud), End-User (Data Centers, Oil & Gas, Paper & Pulp, Water Management), and Geography.

Data Historian Industry Overview

Data Historian Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.8 %

Major Players

Data Historian Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Data Historian Market Analysis

The data historian market is expected to reach a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The market's growth is attributed to the wide applications in data centers, chemical plants, nuclear power plants, automobiles, pharmaceutical manufacturing, water management, environmental control, and agriculture for recording data on network bandwidth, fluid levels, pressure level, fan temperature, limit switches, and valve positions in one or more locations. Moreover, users can evaluate its operation, efficiency, profitability, and setbacks of production with data historians.

  • Rising volumes of big industrial data coupled with increasing demand for consolidated data for process and performance improvement are major factors expected to drive the growth of the global data historian market. For instance, data generated by enterprises, according to estimations put by industry experts, mainly include unstructured data (80%), and only 20% of the data is structured. Data comes in various formats, from structured, numeric data in traditional databases to unstructured text documents, videos, audio, emails, stock ticker data, and financial transactions.
  • Moreover, with the advent of Industry 4.0, smart factories, and smart plants, organizations worldwide are demonstrating a shift to the usage of massive amounts of data at several layers of their process. This leads to the growing demand for data historian solutions from organizations to achieve effective management, stable and efficient plant operations and robust analysis.
  • Additionally, organizations are using data historians to collect data from heterogeneous sources into a common platform for analysis. For instance, Palm Group, one of the leading companies in the European paper industry, has selected BTG's dataPARC™ data historian, analytics, and visualization software to improve decision-making and troubleshooting capabilities with real-time data analysis and visualization tools for their five paper mill sites across Europe.
  • Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for the market is likely to come down due to the shutdown of industries across the globe. However, with the resurgence, the demand for data historian solutions is expected to grow over the forecast period with the growing demand for effective operations across industries.

Data Historian Industry Segments

Data Historian, also identified as Process Historian or Operational Historian, is a software program, used by various end-user verticals, that records and retrieves production and process data by time. It stores the information in a time series database that can efficiently store data with minimal disk space and fast retrieval. In addition, it offers various applications such as production tracking, environmental auditing, asset performance management across industries.

By Component
By Deployment Mode
By End-user Industry
Data Centers
Oil & Gas
Paper & Pulp
Water Management
Other End-user Industry
North America
Rest of the World

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Data Historian Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Data Historian Market according to our research experts:

Cloud Deployment To Drive the Market Growth

  • The cloud deployment is the experiencing highest growth rate during the forecasted period. The primary reason being greater adoption among the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Majorly the assets are physically spread out for instance, in a building or across multiple locations. Cloud deployment option facilitates easy operability among varied locations without concerning installing software and maintaining the supportive hardware to support it.​
  • A cloud-based data historian can provide the capability to store large amount of data and easily integrate with tools to analyze that data and turn it into actionable information. It can enable access to big data from any desktop, web browser, or mobile device, tying into a trusted cloud infrastructure. Moreover, the cloud-based data historian can use connection technology that leverages a public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure to increase collaboration and efficiency without comprising security.
  • Cloud-based data historians provide advanced analysis. For instance, Honeywell's Uniformance Cloud Historian uses cloud technology to analyze data across multiple sites to improve asset availability and increase plant uptime and enable users with a new edge, cloud, and data lake technologies for the process, asset, and business data. Moreover, it helps the user to improve both plant and enterprise performance.
Data Historian Market Share

North America to Hold Highest Market Share

  • North America holds the highest market share owing to increasing spending on the R&D for new innovation in the data historian market in countries in the region. Moreover, the region has vendors like Honeywell International Inc., General Electric Company, Rockwell Automation, Inc., etc. who are continuously investing in the market.
  • Furthermore, the region is known for innovation, adoption of the latest technologies like cloud computing, big data analytics, etc. As per the RightScale’s State of the Cloud Report 2019, over 80% of North American and European companies are using a complex deployment model in the cloud, i.e., 58% of the hybrid cloud, which grew from 51% in 2018 and 24% implementing a multi-cloud strategy, with an average of 5 cloud providers.
  • The region also contributes substantially to the global data center demand from the IT, BFSI, retail, and healthcare industries. Real estate experts, such as CBRE, have reported that almost 90% of data center space around the world is occupied by the US. This is further boosting the demand for data historian markets.
Data Historian Market Analysis

Data Historian Market Competitor Analysis

The data historian market is fragmented due to many players in the market. Players in the market are adopting strategies like partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, new product launches, and investing in the R&D for further innovations to capture the highest market share. Some of the key developments in the market are :

  • In Dec 2019, General Electric Digital announced enhancement of its Proficy Historian offering, which provides customers with a scalable solution for data collection and aggregation across deployments of any size and extending data migration from edge to cloud. The updates include tag mapping, trend analysis with annotations, and the ability to define an asset model, allowing users to put data in context with business needs.

Data Historian Market Top Players

  1. General Electric Company

  2. Siemens AG

  3. ABB Group

  4. Honeywell International Inc.

  5. Emerson Electric Co.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

General Electric Company, Siemens AG, ABB Group, Honeywell International Inc, Emerson Electric Co.

Data Historian Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Demand for Consolidated Data for Process and Performance Improvement

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Industrial Big Data

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Deployment Costs

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis​

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers​

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers​

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants​

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products ​

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry​

    5. 4.5 Assessment on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Component

      1. 5.1.1 Software

      2. 5.1.2 Services

    2. 5.2 By Deployment Mode

      1. 5.2.1 On-Premise

      2. 5.2.2 Cloud

    3. 5.3 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Data Centers

      2. 5.3.2 Oil & Gas

      3. 5.3.3 Paper & Pulp

      4. 5.3.4 Water Management

      5. 5.3.5 Manufacturing

      6. 5.3.6 Other End-user Industry

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.1.1 General Electric Company

      2. 6.1.2 Siemens AG

      3. 6.1.3 ABB

      4. 6.1.4 Honeywell International Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Emerson Electric Co.

      6. 6.1.6 AVEVA Group plc

      7. 6.1.7 Rockwell Automation Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 OSIsoft LLC

      9. 6.1.9 ICONICS

      10. 6.1.10 Open Automation Software



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Data Historian Market Research FAQs

The Data Historian Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Data Historian Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.8% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

General Electric Company, Siemens AG, ABB Group, Honeywell International Inc., Emerson Electric Co. are the major companies operating in Data Historian Market.

Data Historian Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Data Historian sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Data Historian research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Data Historian report PDF.

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