The main goals of smart meters are to minimize outages and deliver enhanced customer service. Utilities also benefit from the usage data collected and returned every 15 minutes. This information allows them to predict usage patterns and change pricing models to improve their revenue stream.
A stationary battery capable of powering someone's home may be released in the next few months. How will these technologies impact utility companies? How should they prepare to ensure their business stays successful?
In the data-driven age, the most effective businesses know that success depends on making decisions based on hard facts rather than gut instinct. But how can you be confident that you are taking the right action, if you don’t fully trust the accuracy of the figures on which your decisions are based?
There is no time to waste when working underground. Joy Global is constantly monitoring undergound conditions in order to adjust their course of action. A few minutes can make all the difference. With IBM they are gathering, storing and analyzing data faster with real-time insights in context.
We asked experts from diverse organizations for their unique perspective on major trends in big data and analytics as we head into 2015. Hear their views on the key organizational imperatives, value realization and the key skills needed to support this.
Turn data and analytics into competitive
Today, energy and utility companies are relying on Hadoop to help curb energy consumption, reduce energy loss and add more clean power to the grid. Using big data and analytics, organizations can empower users to understand their energy usage and give them the chance to reduce how much they use and
Big Data & Analytics Heroes
Ben SnymanVP Underground Mining and Smart Services, Joy Global
“Roof stability and effective support is quite a challenge,” declares Ben Snyman, VP of Underground Mining and Smart Services at Joy Global and this week’s Big Data Hero. “If the roof has a problem, production halts. We cannot afford to wait around for a report telling us there is a problem. We
How do you streamline operations of a combined cycle power plant consisting of boilers, ACCs, gas and steam turbines, water treatment plants and more that supplies power to 22 percent of a state in Malaysia?
Intersect360 Research studies the opportunities for high performance technologies, including high performance computing areas in science, engineering and business. CEO Addison Snell (this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero) shares his insights with us.
What are some of the challenges with
CenterPoint Energy can analyze 2.3 million smart meters at any point in time every day using InfoSphere Streams. Dr. Steven P. Pratt, corporate technology officer at Centerpoint Energy and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “ultimately what we want to be able to do is recognize
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude
We certainly live in a connected world. It always amazes me when I see how smarter enterprises are using the highly interconnected, intelligent and instrumented qualities of today’s technology to make our world a better place: the way we interact changes, how we approach our day is different and