Kx Insights: Benefits of Utility Predictive Maintenance Analytics

17 Oct 2017 | , , , ,

Utilities are going through significant modernization, with the adoption of smart grid technologies such as advanced metering, advanced distribution management, outage management, customer engagement and analytics. This modernization is creating a wealth of diverse data about assets, operations, and customers. At the same time the job of utilities is becoming more challenging with pressure to reduce costs, competition from new forms of technologies and energy providers as well as the need to integrate renewable energy resources. These new challenges, competition and pressures are leading to innovation and transformation in the utilities industry.

Kx powers Data Mart for Ontario’s Smart Meter Data

23 Aug 2017 | , , , , , , , ,

Ontario’s electricity system is overseen by a semi-governmental entity called the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The IESO's responsibilities include ensuring that there is enough power to meet the province’s energy needs and to plan for future needs. As part of that mission, a Smart Meter Entity within the IESO administers the data generated by Ontario’s four million smart meters.

Comparing and Contrasting Kx and the Hadoop Ecosystem

1 Nov 2016 | , , , , ,

Over the past two decades companies in the financial services industry working with extremely large datasets have turned to Kx's high-performance time-series database kdb+, with its built-in programming language called q, for high performance analytics. Some of these companies have in recent years also built applications in Apache Hadoop. In his recent whitepaper, Glenn Wright compares the two systems.