Oracle MDM benchmarks 1 billion meter reads per hour


Linda Jackman,
Group VP of Industry
Strategy, Oracle Utilities
Redwood Shores, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — October 12, 2011 – In a recent benchmarking Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management 2.0.1, running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 processed 1 billion meter reads per hour.

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management also responded to 19.3 million requests for bill determinants per hour. Each request required the calculation of four bill determinants, equating to 77.2 million bill determinants calculated per hour.

The test used data from 5.5 million smart meters measuring consumption in 15-minute intervals.

“This test assures utilities that Oracle hardware and software can process the huge volumes of data arriving from interval reads and ensure the usability of the data to produce the accurate, timely bills customers expect,” commented Linda Jackman, group vice president of Industry Strategy of Oracle Utilities.

As utilities roll out smart grid programs, they need scalable, high performance technology infrastructures to process extremely high volumes of consumption data generated by smart meters.