Dealing with More and More Data: Challenges for the Utility CIO
After having focused on the mechanics of the installations, utilities are now turning to managing exponentially more data made possible by the meters. As a practical matter, utilities need to make data available to customers quickly. Even more importantly, the utility needs to derive business value to justify its smart investment.
The challenge is to be able to put together the right combination of hardware and software to handle scale cost effectively.
This document provides utilities with an understanding of specific challenges faced by CIOs and provides information technology (IT) decision makers with a view to the use of time series databases in getting to scale.