Space-Time Insight Unites Big Data Analytics and Smart Grids in Situational Intelligence Suite

  • Posted on: 25 January 2012
  • By: chw staff

Space-Time Insight, the leader in situational intelligence solutions has introduced the Situational Intelligence Suite for Utilities at DistribuTECH 2012. The suite consist of a set of purpose-built applications that transform massive volumes of real-time, historical and predictive data into intuitive displays for rapid decision-making. Built on innovative geospatial and visual analytics software, the suite includes the first out-of-the-box domain-specific applications designed to visualize and analyze assets, resources and operating conditions, speeding time to value, and facilitating collaboration across departments. The first application in the suite is Smart Meter Intelligence, to be available this quarter.

Today's utilities are faced with a massive influx of smart meter data and under pressure to show returns on their Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) investment. Smart Meter Intelligence extends the capabilities of "big data" solutions by helping organizations visually correlate real-time meter data with enterprise, grid, communications, environmental, and other information streams to better understand their smart meter operations. In breaking down data silos and providing users with the visibility and analysis needed for split-second decision-making, Smart Meter Intelligence simplifies the task of making sense of multiple sources of information that are critical to efficient utility operations.

"Space-Time Insight's successful customer deployments in the utilities sector makes this market a natural fit for our first industry-specific application," said Rob Schilling, Space-Time Insight's CEO. "Power companies have invested tens of millions of dollars in AMI infrastructure and are severely challenged in achieving ROI. With Smart Meter Intelligence, Space-Time Insight is empowering organizations to combine petabytes of meter data with numerous other data sources to create relevant, actionable information that directly adds value in the form of improved customer service, revenue protection, and overall operational efficiency."

About Smart Meter Intelligence With pre-built geospatial and traditional analytics displays, domain-specific models, and configurable business rules, Smart Meter Intelligence provides rich visual context around smart meter data. The application can be configured and deployed in weeks with minimal IT resources, integrating seamlessly with existing meter data management (MDM) and other systems to populate the displays.

The solution's geospatial visualization capabilities help users identify and solve problems more proactively, reduce missed billing cycles due to unread meters, and improve operational efficiency. And, using Space-Time Insight's breakthrough Multifactor Anomaly Detection technology, only Smart Meter Intelligence can dynamically identify unique combinations of exceptions and conditions that pinpoint issues requiring attention. The application also delivers unlimited scalability through integration with SAP HANA and the ability to dynamically offload processing to big data systems such as EMC Greenplum, based on exceptional load demands.

"Space-Time Insight's Smart Meter Intelligence application, leveraging EMC's Greenplum analytics database and Smarts IT Operations software, offers an infinitely scalable and rapidly deployable solution for utilities to properly gain control of Big Data from many different sources," said Patricia Florissi, Vice President and CTO, America's at EMC. "We are excited to work with Space-Time Insight to deliver integrated real-time situation intelligence and big data analytics solutions to our mutual customers."