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Utilities ISV Scales to Meet Customer Needs for Storage and Analysis of Big Data

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Executive Summary

Ferranti Computer Systems, the developer and distributor of MECOMS - a business support system for the energy and utility industry based on Microsoft Dynamics AX - needed to help its customers solve an emerging Big Data business problem. Increasing adoption of smart meter technology has created very large volumes of structured data that must be quickly and continuously processed by the energy and utility companies to support business processes. To solve this problem, Ferranti teamed with Microsoft to incorporate the In-Memory OLTP, Reactive Extensions, and HDInsight technologies into its MECOMS solution. MECOMS can now process a continuous data flow of up to 200 million measurement channels, making the system fully capable of meeting the demands of smart meter technology.

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