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Microsoft Azure-Based Smart Meter Analytics Solution for the Utility Industry

Microsoft Azure-Based Smart Meter Analytics Solution for the Utility Industry

Solution leverages Hybrid Cloud and Big Data to deliver powerful insights that help utilities operate efficiently, combat fraud and enhance customer relations

Neudesic has announced the Smart Meter Analytics Solution developed specifically to meet the utility industry's rising infrastructure and business challenges resulting from big data collection and analytics. This is the only Microsoft Azure-based solution for Smart Meters, offering easy entry and expansion to data analysis efforts.

Neudesic's solution combines Microsoft's on-premises SQL Server, BI Platform and the Azure Cloud in a unique hybrid cloud architecture that easily scales as Big Data demands grow while ensuring Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data is still protected on-premises. This cost-effective solution quickly processes, validates and prepares Smart Meter Big Data for visualization and analytics, helping utilities gain a better understanding of customer usage behavior to achieve optimum efficiency.

"Smart Meters provide an enormous amount of data that generally requires huge capital expenditure on the equipment to house, maintain and make it readily available for analysis," said Tim Marshall, chief technology officer, Neudesic. "With our first Neudesic Smart Meter Analytics Solution implementation at a large utility company, we've leveraged Azure Cloud to reduce the processing time and costs associated with Smart Meter Big Data. Our solution enables utility companies to analyze customer data more quickly and efficiently to make well-informed, proactive decisions that maximize revenue."

Neudesic Smart Meter Analytics Solution uses Microsoft Azure HDInsight to process massive amounts of data from an existing Meter Data Management system. This minimizes the need to scale expensive storage infrastructure on premises. With the solution, utilities are equipped to meaningfully analyze data and provide strategic insights to all levels of business users. This level of understanding directly benefits: executives, for strategic planning; engineers, for systems planning; and line personnel, for improving operations. By combining all sources of customer and usage data, the Neudesic solution delivers powerful visualizations and insights that help utilities operate more efficiently, combat theft and fraud, and enhance customer relations.

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