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Azure Digital Twins

Use IoT spatial intelligence to create models of physical environments.

Create comprehensive digital models of entire environments

Azure Digital Twins is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that enables you to create a digital representation of real-world things, places, business processes, and people. Gain insights that help you drive better products, optimize operations and costs, and create breakthrough customer experiences.

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Open modeling language to create custom domain models of any connected environment using Digital Twins Definition Language

Live execution environment to bring your digital twins to life in a live graph representation

Input from IoT and business systems to connect assets, including IoT devices, using Azure IoT HubLogic Apps, and REST APIs

Output twin change events to Azure Data ExplorerAzure Synapse AnalyticsEvent Hubs and other downstream services

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.

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Break down silos within connected environments

Model any physical environment that’s important to your 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.

Build on a trusted enterprise-grade platform

Build enterprise-grade IoT connected solutions with the compliance, security, and privacy benefits that Microsoft Azure is known for. Monitor, manage, and update IoT devices with high-level security and scalability through integration with Azure IoT Hub. Manage access and identity with features like role-based access control (RBAC) and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

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See the great things customers are building with Azure Digital Twins

Simulation-based Azure Digital Twins with Ansys

Ansys and Microsoft partner to extend Azure Digital Twins with world-class simulation using Ansys Twin Builder.

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Doosan Heavy Industries partners with Bentley and Azure Digital Twins to improve sustainable energy production

Doosan Heavy Industries combined Bentley Systems’ iTwin and Azure Digital Twins to monitor the performance and energy production of a wind farm off the coast of South Korea. With a digital representation of every wind turbine, Doosan Heavy Industries can identify and diagnose problem areas ensuring higher equipment uptime and energy production.

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Brookfield sets a new standard for innovation in real estate with Willow and Azure Digital Twins

"We anticipate that potential buyers will see more value in buildings with digital twins, due to having information about the performance and operating history of the asset. There's less risk associated with it because it's a complete dataset."

Kevin Danehy, Global Head of Corporate Development at Brookfield

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ICONICS makes smart buildings even smarter with Azure Digital Twins

"How do we grow our company? By leveraging the exciting new Azure Digital Twins platform to build our customers new solutions with unlimited scale, cost-effectiveness, and unprecedented insight."

Russ Agrusa, President and CEO, ICONICS

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Azure Digital Twins resources and documentation

Microsoft Learn

Whether you're new to IoT or an experienced developer, Microsoft Learn offers role-based learning materials and resources to plan and build your IoT solutions.


Learn how to use Digital Twins with quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials and other resources.

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