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Streaming Analytics Applied to the Power Industry

Streaming Analytics Applied to the Power Industry

I research the application of ICT to the power industry. ICT moves and progresses very rapidly, but it does not do so in isolation. Its benefits should be applied to other areas for assistance and further improvement. With the advent of sensor technologies, more equipment and devices in the smart grid are being tagged with […]

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New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed, Large, and Complex Systems – Part 2

New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed, Large, and Complex Systems – Part 2

The second keynote speech I attended at NoSQL Now 2013 was by Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix. Adrian gave a talk titled Managing Scale and Complexity at Netflix. He talked about a different aspect of massively distributed, large, and complex systems from Nathan Marz’s. (URL). Between the two, I gained more understanding of such systems. In […]

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New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed and Complex Systems – Part 1

New Paradigm and Thinking Required for Massively Distributed and Complex Systems – Part 1

In addition to the tutorial I attended at NoSQL Now 2013, I heard two keynote speech sessions. They had similar themes but different emphases. The power grid transmits not just power but also a vast amount of data/information about power delivery. This is similar to the telephone system’s consisting of signaling (control) and voice transmission […]

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What I Learned at NoSQL Now 2013

What I Learned at NoSQL Now 2013

This was the second time I’ve attended the NoSQL conference. I attended one of the tutorials and two keynotes and interviewed one company this year. My interest in the NoSQL marketplace is to follow and monitor Big Data produced by instrumented sensors in the smart grid, and to produce useful information for its operations. Tutorial […]

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Considering Software Usability and Data Integration in Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools

The data center market is unique but has a lot of issues that IT can provide solutions for. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the monitoring, measuring, and understanding of what’s going on in a data center to produce action items for operations. One of DCIM’s objectives is to conserve energy at data centers. In […]

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Consumerization of IT Allows Consumer Experience to Improve Enterprise-Grade Products

In the recent Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise conference (CITE) by IDG, there were many interesting speakers. Most were from small or startup companies that preached how to use consumer-grade end devices for the enterprise business. The enterprise notoriously demands security, scalability, reliability, and durability. Those characteristics are seldom emphasized in consumer-grade devices. Instead, […]

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Superfast NoSQL Technology Applicable for Real-Time Data Processing Requirements for Smart Grid

Superfast NoSQL Technology Applicable for Real-Time Data Processing Requirements for Smart Grid

This blog is for ICT people and not for electric power people. Therefore, please bear with a short description to set the stage before I continue. The power industry is in the midst of a revolution brought on by insufficient power and new regulations, such as the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). Coal-based power plants are […]

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A Secret to Data Science Revealed

A Secret to Data Science Revealed

Analytics is everywhere; at least, people talk and write about it in conjunction with Big Data. But analytics is always discussed at a very high level, omitting the details. Discussions tend to stay at the level of what it can do but not how to implement it. It is as if a secret society of […]

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How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way – Part 2

How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Interfaces required to multiple domains I think their decision to keep themselves a software infrastructure company is smart. In this way, they can apply their systems to many market segments where operations are involved. When operations are performed, some kinds of data are generated and often times those […]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 2

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 2

This continues the discussion of CloudVelocity’s hybrid cloud technology. In this blog, I would like to talk about what’s under the hood. Some technical details As a former technologist, I wanted to open the hood and find out more about the underlying technologies. For this, Anand Iyengar, CloudVelocity’s founder and CTO, gave me a chalk […]

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