OSIsoft, producer of the PI System, the leading operational data
infrastructure for real-time data and events, and Esri, the global
leader in geographic information systems (GIS), today announced a
strategic partnership to execute on the vision of Real-time GIS.
"Maps are a fundamental way in which we communicate information. They
tell us where things are. By bringing together ArcGIS and the PI System,
customers will not only know where things are but what they are doing in
real-time," says Jack Dangermond, President of Esri. "By displaying
real-time and historical information on a map, our customers will unlock
opportunities in their data not previously visible."
OSIsoft and Esri aim to bring out of the box integration between the PI
System and ArcGIS, enabling a platform for real-time GIS as well as
seamless back-office integration between operational data management and
"This partnership will bring significant value to our mutual customers,
allowing them to visualize and analyze their operations geographically
in real-time at unprecedented levels of detail and scale," says Dr. J.
Patrick Kennedy, CEO and Founder of OSIsoft. "Adding a geospatial
dimension to OSIsoft's data and events management infrastructure has
applications across all our industries. We're really excited about the
possibilities this partnership will enable in smart grid, energy
management, clean tech, and transportation."
Both technologies leverage Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform,
enabling a wide range of secure deployment options on premises and in
"It's fantastic to see two of our top partners come together and use our
techologies to deliver critical business services," says Laura Ipsen,
Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft. "The
combined expertise of OSIsoft and Esri will allow them to provide deep
service delivery capabilities, via a hybrid cloud based on Windows
Azure, supporting the needs of our government, commercial, and
John Baier, Director of Marketing at OSIsoft, and Chris Cappelli,
Director of Sales at Esri, will be unveiling the partnership at
OSIsoft's Users Conference in San Francisco, CA. For more information
about the conference visit www.osisoftuc.com.
About OSIsoft, LLC
delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise
infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With
installations in 110 countries spanning the globe, the OSIsoft PI System
is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data
centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global installed
base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver
enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business
data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks,
comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make
business decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business
and market opportunities.
Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, LLC is headquartered in San Leandro, CA, with
operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and
the PI System at www.osisoft.com.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to
think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri
software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including
each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national
governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more
than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more
than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers,
provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri
is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for
desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.
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