Itron announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft to provide cloud-based meter data management (MDM) services to customers.
Microsoft and Itron completed another round of rigorous performance and scalability testing of its Itron Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management (IEE MDM) product. This marks the industry’s only meter data management solution to perform large-scale benchmarks in Microsoft Azure.
Itron’s collaboration with Microsoft facilitates a performant cloud-based solution enabling higher level of service, lower operational costs, flexible expansion and scability. The benchmark validates IEE MDM’s capacity to process 2.8 billion readings a day in less than three hours and deliver time-of-use billing determinants equivalent to a 10-million-meter utility.
As a result, utilities can be confident that IEE MDM, deployed using Microsoft Azure cloud will provide a reliable, cost-effective and low maintenance platform that supports some of the largest and most process-intensive deployments, globally.
“Expanding our partnership with Microsoft Azure is core to our commitment to continuously delivering a robust, scalable and well-managed data management solution,” said Stefan Zschiegner, vice president of product management, Itron.
Scott Harden, chief technology officer, Energy at Microsoft, said: “IEE MDM based on Azure SQL Server is a leading example of a solution that leverages the performance and availability of the Microsoft cloud along with the rigorous security and administrative control that utilities require.”
Itron Enterprise Edition (IEE) Meter Data Management System (MDMS) is the most globally deployed meter data management system in the world. The installed base comprises over 100 customers across six continents with more than 45 million meters in production.