Developers can now add real-time analytics to Azure Digital Twins

Developers can now add real-time analytics to Azure Digital Twins Ryan is a senior editor at TechForge Media with over a decade of experience covering the latest technology and interviewing leading industry figures. He can often be sighted at tech conferences with a strong coffee in one hand and a laptop in the other. If it's geeky, he’s probably into it. Find him on Twitter (@Gadget_Ry) or Mastodon (

ScaleOut Software is extending its Digital Twin Streaming Service to add real-time analytics to Azure Digital Twins.

The company’s Digital Twin Streaming Service is used for deploying digital twins on a highly scalable, in-memory computing platform in the cloud.

Several real-time components have been added as part of the new integration with Azure Digital Twins. For example, rather than require the use of Azure’s serverless functions, the new extensions enable low-latency message ingestion and processing with immediate access to their corresponding Azure digital twin’s properties.

Developers can write their message-processing code in C#, Java, JavaScript, or even using an intuitive rules-based language.

Powerful machine learning capabilities to monitor incoming telemetry for anomalies can easily be added – without the need for additional coding – using Microsoft’s ML.NET library.

“We are excited to offer powerful machine learning capabilities for real-time digital twins that will make it even easier to immediately spot issues or identify opportunities across a large population of data sources,” said Dr. William Bain, ScaleOut Software’s CEO and founder.

“ScaleOut Software has built the next step in the evolution of the Microsoft Azure IoT and ML.NET ecosystem, and we look forward to helping our customers harness these technologies to enhance their real-time monitoring and streaming analytics.”

Aside from unlocking new use cases, the solution also provides enhanced situational awareness through real-time data aggregation and visualisation. This ensures that managers can quickly identify and address emerging issues before they pose a larger problem.

The real-time components of ScaleOut’s solution have automatic persistence with Azure Digital Twins for offline storage. On startup, they’ll also retrieve their state from Microsoft’s cloud service.

Deep integration with the Azure IoT Hub enables the components to directly process incoming messages for Azure Digital Twins without the need for applications to implement specific code to do so.

The new Azure Digital Twins integration is a powerful extension of ScaleOut Software’s Digital Twin Streaming Service and enables new applications in a wide number of areas including predictive maintenance, logistics, telematics, disaster recovery, cyber and physical security, health-device tracking, IoT, smart cities, financial services, and e-commerce.

You can find out more about the Digital Twin Streaming Service here.

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