BMW and Microsoft have announced a new partnership for an Oper Manufacturing Platform, the two companies are developing the platform to accelerate future Industrial IoT developments.
The platform will allow partners and community members to develop their own services and also keep control of their data and their intellectual property.
Built on the Microsoft Azure Industrial IoT cloud platform, the OMP is intended to provide community members with a reference architecture with open-sourced components based on open industrial standards as well as an open data model. In addition to facilitating collaboration, this platform approach unlocks and standardizes data models that enable analytics and machine learning scenarios – data that has traditionally been managed in proprietary systems. Utilizing industrial use cases and sample code, community members and other partners will be able to develop their own services and solutions while maintaining control over their data.
“Microsoft is joining forces with the BMW Group to transform digital production efficiency across the industry,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice-President, Microsoft Cloud and AI Group. “Our commitment to building an open community will create new opportunities for collaboration across the entire manufacturing value chain.”
You can find out more information about BMW and Microsoft’s new partnership over at BMW at the link below.