Oracle has announced that advanced metering and energy efficiency company Cellnet+Hunt has deployed an Oracle® Grid to support utility companies across North America. Built using Oracle Database 10g Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Automatic Storage Management and Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g, Cellnet+Hunt’s Grid offers the performance, scalability, business continuity, and the flexibility required to deliver its wireless metering network applications and services.
Cellnet+Hunt and Oracle have also teamed to provide utility clients with an end-to-end solution for advanced metering, which includes Oracle Utilities applications.
With its grid environment, Cellnet+Hunt provides high levels of application availability to help meet its customer service level agreements, offers increased redundancy and delivers immediate access to key utility usage metrics such as offcycle reads, usage monitoring, dynamic pricing, tamper alerts, outage and restoration notification. As data volumes grow, Cellnet+Hunt will be able to scale its grid with the addition of nodes to meet business requirements.