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September 29, 2011 08:00 ET

Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management Running With Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Demonstrates Extreme Performance in Processing Data From Smart Meters

Second in a Series of Tests Showcases Oracle's Ability to Handle the Smart Grid "Data Deluge"

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle announced that 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.1
  • 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.2
  • As utilities continue to roll out smart grid programs, they need scalable, high-performance technology infrastructures to process extremely high volumes of consumption data generated by smart meters. Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management running on Oracle Exadata helps utilities process data at unprecedented rates -- turning data into real intelligence that improves operational efficiency across every department while enabling utilities to provide their customers with information that helps them monitor and manage their energy and water use.

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  • "This test assures utilities that Oracle hardware and software -- engineered to work together, and available today -- 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. In combination with other tests we are running in this series, this illustrates Oracle's outstanding ability to help utilities conquer the smart metering 'data deluge,'" said Linda Jackman, group vice president of Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities.

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About Oracle Utilities
Oracle Utilities delivers proven software applications that help utilities of all types and sizes achieve competitive advantage, business performance excellence and a lower total cost of technology ownership. Oracle Utilities integrates industry-specific customer care and billing, network management, work and asset management, mobile workforce management and meter data management applications with the capabilities of Oracle's industry-leading enterprise applications, business intelligence tools, middleware, and database technologies. The software enables customers to adapt more nimbly to market deregulation, meet ever-evolving customer demands, and deliver on environmental conservation commitments. Additionally, Oracle Utilities helps utilities prepare for smart metering and smart grid initiatives that enhance efficiency and provide critical intelligence metrics that can help drive more-informed energy and water usage decisions for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit

About Oracle Exadata
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto grids or private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant. With Oracle Exadata Database Machine, customers can reduce IT costs through consolidation, manage more data on multiple compression tiers, improve performance of all applications, and make better business decisions in real time.

About Oracle
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1 In this test, a meter read measured consumption at a single meter during one interval. Processing involved validating, editing, estimating, and storing as a final measurement.
2 Each meter had two channels measuring consumption every 15 minutes and one channel measuring consumption once a day. In other words, each meter produced 5,760 reads per month.

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