50 million meter benchmark test completed by eMeter


Lisa Caswell,
President, eMeter
Foster City, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 28, 2013 – A 50 million meter benchmark test has been completed by eMeter – indicating that its EnergyIP smart grid application platform can provide utilities of any size with the energy consumption analytics they require for risk-free growth.

As part of the benchmarking process, eMeter achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that EnergyIP has been tested and tuned with Oracle Exadata Database Machine to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to energy and water utility customers.
“In our testing, we achieved a sustained meter read processing of over 400 million intervals per hour, completing processing in under six hours, exceeding the daily handling criteria to scale to 50 million meters while utilizing under 60% of Oracle Exadata resources,” said Lisa Caswell, president of eMeter. “These results demonstrate that EnergyIP, working with Oracle Exadata Database Machine, can provide scalability and deliver billing quality energy consumption data ready for use by multiple applications, including analytics.”

Testing EnergyIP 7.6 with Oracle Exadata was based on multiple real world scenarios requiring estimation of missing data, computing and delivering time-of-use billing values, and updating database records related to high volume smart meter installations and normal daily customer changes. Combined with the meter read processing, these “day in the life” scenarios required less than nine hours processing time and averaged less than 50% of Oracle Exadata capacity.  

Oracle Exadata Optimized is part of the Oracle Exastack Optimized program which allows leveraging of OPN enablement resources and dedicated lab environments to help develop, test and tune applications on Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster engineered systems.

By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized status, Oracle recognizes eMeter for developing, testing and tuning EnergyIP 7.6 on Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Customers can be confident when selecting EnergyIP 7.6 that it has been tested and tuned with the goal of achieving optimal performance, scalability and reliability.