30 Oct '12, 3pm

Silicon Valley startup raises $9 million for smart grid technology

Silicon Valley startup raises $9 million for smart grid technology

Editor's Note: To learn more about big data and smart grids, don't miss VERGE@Greenbuild Nov. 12-13 in San Francisco, Calif. 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...

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