PTC Announces ThingWorx Open Platform Strategy; Integrates ThingWorx with Leading Public Device Clouds
PTC Announces ThingWorx Open Platform Strategy; Integrates
ThingWorx with Leading Public Device Clouds
First of Planned Integrations to Bring IoT Platform-as-a-Service to Customers
NEEDHAM, MA – April 19, 2016 –– PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that it is extending its
ThingWorx® Internet of Things (IoT) open platform strategy by supporting the industry’s leading
public IoT device cloud offerings. In addition to offering its own device cloud service, the
ThingWorx platform now integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT, and will fully
support Microsoft Azure IoT Hub in July. PTC will pursue additional device cloud integrations for
ThingWorx, which will allow customers to realize the collective range of services provided by
these companies, including the availability of connected device data.
Device cloud services are becoming an integral part of the IoT landscape, used by enterprises to
capture and analyze vast amounts of data from the ‘things’ in the IoT. One of the challenges for
enterprises, to date, is that they want to invest more time innovating above the device cloud
level, building applications that leverage the underlying device cloud data. PTC’s integration of
the ThingWorx platform with AWS IoT and impending integration with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub,
along with future device cloud support, will allow enterprises to more fully leverage their cloud
investments as well as mix and match their preferred combination of world-class components
from a range of cloud providers and ThingWorx.
“Our open IoT platform strategy is driven by our customers’ need to grow and scale their IoT
projects,” said Jim Heppelmann, PTC president and CEO. “By working closely with IoT cloud
leaders, we can unlock unprecedented value from the IoT, which will enable our customers to
further enhance their products and offerings.”
“The cloud is becoming increasingly important to the growth of enterprise IoT, and IT architects
need to consider which IoT cloud platform offerings will serve as a foundation for IoT initiatives
today and in the future,” said Vernon Turner, senior vice president and fellow for the Internet
of Things, IDC. “PTC is taking a significant step with its integration of the ThingWorx platform
with the leading IoT cloud platforms. This will not only increase the openness of ThingWorx as a
platform, but it will also allow PTC customers to identify and implement the appropriate
components across cloud platforms to further their IoT initiatives.”
For enterprise customers, integrations with multiple cloud offerings enable several anticipated
• Significantly Faster Development Speed—Enterprises and IoT-based service providers
across industries are racing to build competitive IoT-based offerings. The ThingWorx
model-based development environment, with pre-built integrations to major cloud
platforms, will enable customers to accelerate development and time-to-market,
providing an important competitive advantage.
• Open Solution—The ThingWorx architecture remains open over time, giving companies
the freedom to evolve their devices, clouds, databases, and enterprise systems as their
environment and needs change. ThingWorx supports integration to existing systems and
architectures, allowing organizations to extend current investments and expand more
easily over time.
PTC will host a livestream event on May 4, 2016, to educate the industry on the topic of open
platform strategies. More information will be available soon.
• ThingWorx Internet of Things Platform
• PTC Internet of Things
• Open Platform and Cloud Solutions Landing Page
• ThingWorx Developer Zone
• LiveWorx® 2016 – June 6-9, Boston. The event for those who design, manufacture, and
service today’s products as well as those that develop the applications and experiences
that will unleash the future potential of those things.
The timing and functionality of any future or planned PTC solution or integration is subject to
change at PTC’s discretion.
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform
how companies create, operate, and service the ‘things’ in the Internet of Things (IoT). The
company’s next-generation ThingWorx® technology platform gives developers the tools they
need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data being generated by smart,
connected products and systems. The company’s field-proven solutions are deployed in more
than 26,000 businesses worldwide to generate a product or service advantage. PTC’s award-
winning CEO, considered an industry thought leader, co-authored the definitive guides to the
impact of the IoT on business in the Harvard Business Review.
PTC, the PTC logo, and ThingWorx are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.