GE and Microsoft have teamed up to bring the industrial giant’s Predix platform-as-a-service offering to the Azure cloud, the two companies announced Monday.
It’s a move that helps add to the portfolio of Internet of Things services available through Microsoft’s cloud platform, at a time when the company is pushing its service for IoT applications. The announcement came during Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, where GE CEO Jeff Immelt talked with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on stage.
Predix is a platform-as-a-service offering that’s designed for building applications that have industrial uses. Predix services that developers can tap into include asset management and anomaly detection offerings, among others.