29 Oct '12, 4am

AutoGrid, Universal Big Data-plus-Apps Platform for the Smart Grid: The smart grid presents an interesting pro...

AutoGrid, Universal Big Data-plus-Apps Platform for the Smart Grid: The smart grid presents an interesting pro...

The smart grid presents an interesting problem for the world of big data , and particularly, the field of unstructured data. Where traditional data management requires its data to be formalized and regimented, unstructured data systems take their data as-is, so to speak, from the literally uncountable numbers of inputs by which information is digitized, and then make sense of it. That’s an approach ready-made for the heterogeneous and evolving world of smart grid big data, to be sure. All those smart meters, distribution automation systems, plug-in vehicle chargers and demand response-enabled homes and businesses send and receive massive amounts of data , using a variety of communications networks to connect with a variety of back-end software systems, which can be managed by utilities themselves or their vendor partners. Integrating them one-to-one is tricky enough. Shari...

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