This past weekend, as the United States of America celebrated its 237th birthday, I bonded with some of my closest companions – family, friends, music, assorted drinks, and junk food for most of the weekend. Though, one unwelcome friend was the massive heat wave that blanketed most of the US.
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Organizations in the petroleum industry are no strangers to large volumes of data. With the right technology solutions, these companies can move beyond traditional real-time monitoring to more agile real-time prediction. By rapidly analyzing incoming technical and business data—and applying that
For energy & utilities firms, big data is not software or a product or even a technology. It’s a business strategy - a long-term, executive-level commitment to treat information as a strategic asset with IT providing the resources needed to bring it to life.
Technology in the energy and utilities industry is becoming increasingly advanced, including that of smart meters and smart grids. Although the evolution of these technologies provides companies with tremendous business insight, they also generate unprecedented data volume, speed and complexity.
Energy and utility companies face increasing pressure to accurately predict the supply of energy attributable to renewable resources. By factoring in weather and other key variables, utilities can determine their capital investments and where and when to deploy new generation assets. They also seek
Many energy and utility companies get their first introduction to big data after they implement a smart meter project. While traditional meter reading occurs once a month, a smart meter can stream data every 15 minutes, or 2,880 times a month. That’s a whopping 287,900 percent increase in data that
The Danish wind power plant manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems demonstrates impressively what can be accomplished today with big data and smarter analytics. It certainly convinced the 2012 Big Data Award jury at the Computerwoche Big Data Congress in Germany. Computerwoche magazine presented the 2012
It isn’t until the lights go out and the HVAC system stops working that most of us appreciate how important utilities are to our everyday lives. For the most part, energy and utility companies have operated in a predictable, linear way with reliable service, in spite of population growth and
Did you miss me? After taking off the month of August to launch the IBM Big Data Hub (and to run the 199-mile Hood To Coast Relay), I’m eager to be back on the “Top Reads in Big Data” beat, rounding up great articles, blog posts, videos, podcasts and infographics. It was a short work-week in the
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Evolving technologies in the energy and utilities industry, including smart meters and smart grids, can provide companies with unprecedented capabilities for forecasting
Below are the top three questions I hear all the time from business partners and customers alike. I will take a moment to address each one. Before I do that, however, I wanted to flash back to 1995. I was responsible for building a channel around our new e-commerce offering called Net.Commerce (
Vestas, a leader in modern energy, chose IBM InfoSphere BigInsights to pinpoint the optimal location for wind turbines to maximize power generation and reduce energy costs. Solution reduces response time for wind forecasting information by approximately 97 percent—from weeks to hours—to help cut
James Kobielus recaps the July 24 big data tweetchat, sharing insights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Trident Marketing, TDWI and others. Find out how they started their big data initiatives, their results to date and advice for others.