Siemens smart grid division and Teradata Corp. have forged a strategic partnership to provide energy utilities with a big data platform that provides status and network activities overview.
The data infrastructure enhances Teradata’s utilities logical data model, an analytics platform providing answers to queries, access to data, wide data application and quick communication with clients and regulators, according to a Teradata statement.
“By integrating their data and running their analytics on the Teradata platform, utilities can apply intelligence to networks and use meter, asset and other sources of data to gain operational efficiency, improve service and increase customer satisfaction,“ said Hermann Wimmer, president at Teradata.
Teradata built the unified data architecture framework to help customers manage, process and analyze big data, the company said.
Over one million smart meters built by Siemens produce petabytes of data per year through automation, sensors, modern communication systems and software solutions.
Some of Teradata customers including the Southern California Edison and Oklahoma Gas and Electric already process large data in evaluating costs and power recovery time in case of a blackout to better inform clients.
Information about transmission losses in different locations will also alert enterprises to a better plan for their networks and load flows, and data about actual wear will suggest when to perform maintenance, according to Teradata.