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Azure Time Series Insights

Visualise IoT data in real time

Turn IoT data into actionable insights

Improve operations and decision-making with decades of IoT data delivered with rich visualisation and a turnkey experience. Use time series data insights and interactive analytics to accelerate IoT analytics data use throughout your organisation.

IoT-ready with instant data ingestion, requiring minimal to no data preparation

Warm and cold data analytics for ad-hoc interactive and historical operational analysis

Powerful visualisation of asset-based IoT data for context-based exploration

Contextualization of data based on your IoT model, with nesting menus showing hierarchies, relationships, and properties

Accelerate the use of IoT analytics

From data ingestion to analysis, customise the IoT analytics platform to your needs.





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Your assets—such as sensors, equipment, and buildings—are constantly streaming new information. Easily ingest all your IoT data into Time Series Insights with native integrations into Azure IoT Hub and Event Hub. Scale your Time Series Insights platform as your IoT-ingestible data volume grows.

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As your IoT engagement grows, so does the amount of data you need to store. Multi-layered storage lets you amass data across warm and cold storages while enabling instant access to streaming and historical IoT data. Easily connect your own Azure Blob storage or create new storage systems when you set up Time Series Insights.

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Data without context only shows a portion of the picture. Use Time Series Model to organise sensors under hierarchies and make it easy to find and explore IoT data. The computation engine helps you create complex calculations for faster analysis. The additional context and computations help you identify unique trends, uncover the causes of anomalies and diagnose process irregularities.

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Tell your data story with the right visualisations. The Azure Time Series Insights explorer provides a turnkey experience including rich graphic visualisations and tools to conduct deep analysis into your IoT data. Open APIs let you connect time-based data to machine learning tools and other visualization systems. With a native Power BI connector, analyse IoT data next to your business data for a complete picture of your operations.

Built for IoT

Turn disparate data streams into insights and provide context using Time Series Model. From the beginning of your engagement to the full connection of your industrial assets, access near-real-time data streaming and historical data for a complete picture.

Inherently scalable

Uncover new insights as your IoT data grows. Ingest and store billions of IoT events as you scale to hundreds of thousands of assets. With our pay-as-you go pricing, you get an end-to-end industrial IoT analytics platform that matures with your business.

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Open and flexible

Make IoT data accessible to the masses. Use the Time Series Insights explorer for rich visualisations and a turnkey experience. Link industrial IoT data with other business metrics with the native Power BI connector. Build customised dashboards with the open-source data formats, rich APIs and Javascript SDK.

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IoT Plug and Play simplifies IoT (Easy, Fast, Powerful)

Build scalable solutions faster with IoT Plug and Play. Simplify device interactions in IoT solutions with an open modelling language. This not only enables a seamless device-to-cloud integration experience, but it also helps reduce development time, cost, and complexity.

Device Builders can build devices that integrate seamlessly with any Azure IoT cloud solution. Solution Builders can accelerate solutions without writing embedded code.

What can you build with Time Series Insights?

Data exploration and visual anomaly detection

Uncover the causes of abnormalities by analysing billions of IoT events. Discover hidden trends based on relationships between sensors.

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Operational analysis and process efficiency

Monitor the health, usage, and performance of your assets to drive operational efficiency at scale. Time Series Insights gives you the capacity to manage billions of data events from diverse and unpredictable IoT devices, without compromising performance.

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Advanced analytics with Azure IoT

Integrate Time Series Insights with advanced analytics services, such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Databricks, Apache Spark, and others. Compare real-time data against your models to quickly discover new patterns or potential issues.

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Turn data into insights

Explore five key factors that are helping customers achieve operational intelligence with time series data. Get best practices and tips from customers using IoT data to transform their organisations.

Data security backed by decades of experience

Time Series Insights pricing

  • Pay for only what you need.
  • Scale with your business.
  • No upfront cost.

Documentation and resources

Time Series Insights demo

Experience the possibilities with this solution demo environment.

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Create your own data models with documentation, tutorials, and concept guides.

View the Time Series Insights documentation

Quickstart guide

Get help with the latest features available in preview.

Explore the quickstart guide

MS Learn

Whether you're new to IoT or a seasoned professional staying at the top of your game, find the information, learning materials, and resources to build great IoT solutions.

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IoT Show

Watch live-streamed events about how to build IoT solutions, and deep dive into top-requested topics like intelligent edge, DevOps, and asset tracking.

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IoT technical community

Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure community experts.

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Trusted by companies of all sizes

"Industrial and power automation applications depend on standardized data models to ensure interoperability and vendor independence. ABB Ability™ platform relies on Time Series Insights to provide the scalable and dependable solution for storing and analyzing rich data sets from all our Industrial IoT market segments."

Ronnie Pettersson, product owner, ABB
ABB Group

"Fonterra is embracing advanced technologies to transform into a data-driven organization. We've selected Time Series Insights to provide storage, contextualization, and analysis capabilities and replace our legacy on-premises historian. This will allow us to effectively consolidate our data to empower operators, leaders, data scientists, and business intelligence teams."

Tristan Hunter, GM, Automation and Operational Technology, Fonterra

"We have millions of time-series data points spanning multiple plants. Harnessing time series data in our cloud-based data platform is crucial for our success. Working with the Time Series Insights team has shown that this technology has the potential to bring down data silos and accelerate use of data, spanning multiple use cases and scenarios."

Geir Arne Rodde, product owner, equinor

"Eaton is partnering with Microsoft to evaluate Azure Time Series Insights as part of our next-generation IoT analytics platform. Time Series Insights supports Eaton's exploration of sensor data by product development, data science, and research teams from a wide range of IoT devices. Its core foundational enhancements are helping Eaton accelerate the development of enterprise-grade IoT infrastructure."

Hao Gu, Chief Architect, Centre for Connected Intelligent Solutions, Eaton

"Moving our Veracity industry platform from OpenTSDB to Time Series Insights will provide improved query performance, data protection, better IT/OT integration with support for asset reference models, and turnkey integration with Azure IoT Hub. This helps to reduce cost and increase operational robustness with long-term data storage in Veracity Data Fabric."

Mikkel Skou, Head of Technology and Operations, DNV-GL

"ShookIOT believes in transforming multivendor environments and unifying industrial IoT systems with Azure Time Series Insights and ShookIOT Fusion™. In partnership with Microsoft, ShookIOT provides decades of industrial data science expertise to create world-class solutions for customers' ever-changing IoT needs."

Dave Shook, President, ShookIOT

Frequently asked questions about Time Series Insights

  • Azure IoT Hub provides a 99.9-percent SLA under the Azure SLA. Learn more.
  • The Time Series Insights explorer makes it easy to create new models with drop-down menus. Use our step-by-step guide to create a new data model.

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