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Five Approaches for Integrating IoT Digital Twins

Published: 27 April 2018

ID: G00350786

Analyst(s): Peter Havart-Simkin , Alfonso Velosa , Benoit Lheureux


As companies adopt digital twins they will discover that integrating these with each other and other IT assets is complicated. Application leaders should leverage these digital twin integration patterns, while also advocating for standards to help simplify such tasks in the future.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Choose the Digital Twin Integration Pattern That Best Fits Your IoT Project Implementation Needs
    • Integration Pattern One: OEM Discrete Digital Twin
    • Integration Pattern Two: OEM Composite Digital Twin
    • Integration Pattern Three: Owner-Operator Complex Digital Twin
    • Integration Pattern Four: Owner-Operator Composite Digital Twin
    • Integration Pattern Five: Standards-Based Digital Twins

Use Cases

  • Example Use Case for Digital Twin Integration Pattern Two — Formula 1 Car Racing
  • Example Use Case for Digital Twin Integration Pattern Four — Off-Shore Windmill Maintenance

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