Meter data management: Landis+Gyr ups processing speed

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Meter data management: Landis+Gyr confirms that utilities running Gridstream on Oracle platforms can process data 1.4 times faster than previous tests

In Switzerland, global energy management company Landis+Gyr on Tuesday announced its meter data management system (MDMS) version 3.3 has achieved compatibility with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle SuperCluster.

The development means utility customers running Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream MDMS on Oracle Exadation Database Machine and Oracle SuperCluster can process 427 million meter readings per hour.

According to Landis+Gyr, the processing of meter readings is 1.4x faster than previous tests.

The announcement comes after Landis+Gyr tested its MDMS version on the Oracle applications in a bid to prove its speed and reliability to customers.

Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle SuperCluster are part of the Oracle Exastack Optimized program, which recognises partners who have optimized solutions on a complete, integrated and cloud ready infrastructure.

The partner programme, which Landis+Gyr is member of, allows partners to utilize Oracle’s applications and lab facilities to test and further develop applications.

Global meter data management

In other meter data management system news, Landis+Gyr launched new 3.5 GridStream MDMS in multi-language to enhance global usability of the product in late March this year.

According to a report by Metering, the 3.5 version automating data flow between advanced metering head end systems and utilities includes new features such as;

  • Data storage architecture to allow easier integration of master data
  • Improved handling of on-demand commands to the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network
  • Updates to the smart data for outage management extension to boost scalability

And in May 2015, Landis+Gyr was shortlisted by Philadelphia economic development agency PIDC to supply the US’s Navy Yard smart meters, Gridstream communication network, MDM software and cloud based services.

The deal aims to provide an open platform for the addition of smart building technology, integration of renewable energy distribution automation capability and electric vehicle support, reported CNN news.

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.