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Space and Time Come Together Through Esri and OSIsoft Partnership

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 GIS.

"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 the cloud.

"It’s fantastic to see two of our top partners come together and use our technologies 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 industrial customers."

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

OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com) 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.

About Esri

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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