Collection: ​Microsoft Azure Digital Twins Platform




Azure Digital Twins is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering that enables the creation of twin graphs based on digital models of entire environments. It creates a digital representation of real-world things, places, business processes, and people. These digital twin models can be used to gain visualization and insights that drive better products, optimized operations, reduced costs, and breakthrough customer experiences. 

Built to simplify and accelerate the creation of IoT connected solutions 

The Azure Digital Twins is a new generation digital twin platform. It was built to simplify and accelerate the creation of IoT connected solutions. With a comprehensive set of capabilities, companies can develop customized, connected solutions with ease. And with the ability to layer your vertical domain specialization—such as 3D or 4D visualizations, physics-based simulation, and AI—on top of Azure Digital Twins, it’ s easier than ever to focus on driving results for your customers. This also includes new developer experiences with broad language support for SDKs, Digital Twins Definition Language (DTDL) modeling and validation tools, and the Azure Digital Twins explorer sample which helps visualize the graph representing your environment. Other capabilities at the core of the Azure Digital Twins platform allow you to: 

  • Use an open modeling language, DTDL, to easily create custom models of intelligent environments. In addition, premade models and converter tools for vertical standards help accelerate development when getting started with use cases across industries.

  • Bring digital twins to life with a live execution environment that is scalable and secure and uses data from IoT and other sources. Using a robust event system, you can build dynamic business logic that helps keep business apps fresh and always up to date. You can also extract insights in the context of the modeled world by querying data on a wide range of conditions and relationships.

  • Break down silos using input from IoT and business systems by easily connecting assets such as IoT and Azure IoT Edge devices via Azure IoT Hub, as well as existing business systems such as ERP and CRM to Azure Digital Twins to extract relevant insights across the entire environment. Output to storage and analytics by integrating Azure Digital Twins with other Azure services. This includes the ability to send data to Azure Data Lake for long-term storage or to data analytics services such as Azure Synapse Analytics to apply machine learning. Another important use case is time series data integration and historian analytics with Azure Time Series Insights.

To sum up, Azure Digital Twins Service is a new generation of end-to-end digital twin platform.


Azure Digital Twins Module

Azure Digital Twins accelerates the implementation of digital twins solution 

With the comprehensive capabilities of Azure Digital Twins, enterprises can take advantage of your domain expertise on top of Azure Digital Twins to build customized digital twin solutions, typical scenarios including:

  • Model any environment, and bring digital twins to life in a scalable and secure manner

  • Connect assets such as IoT devices and existing business systems, using a robust event system to build dynamic business logic and data processing

  • Build connected 3D visualizations of your environment that display business logic and twin data in context - Query historized environment data and integrate with other Azure data, analytics, and AI services to better track the past and predict the future


Azure Digital Twins Demo

Azure Digital Twins simplify and accelerate the development of digital twin solutions

Track the past and help predict the future of any connected environment: Easily model and create digital representations of connected environments with an open modeling language. Model buildings, factories, farms, energy networks, railways, stadiums—even entire cities. Bring these digital twins to life with a live execution environment that historizes twin changes over time. Unlock actionable insights into the behavior of modeled environments via powerful query APIs, and integrates with Azure data analytics. 

Break down silos within connected environments: Model any physical environment that’s important to enterprise's business. Then connect inputs from IoT devices that are using Azure IoT Hub or from any business system to establish a single live integration layer that delivers insights from across the entire environment. 


Digital Twins Application in Enterprises