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European Utility Leader ERDF Taps Teradata as New Analytic Power Source

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October 22, 2013 | DALLAS, PARTNERS USERS GROUP CONFERENCE

ERDF selects data analytic and decision-making solutions from Teradata to support the deployment of smart meters, expand their service offerings and improve power system monitoring

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading analytic data platforms, applications and services provider, announced today that ERDF, a company owned by the French utility, EDF, and the leading player in the management of power systems in Europe, has selected technology solutions from Teradata as part of a strategic business initiative involving the redesign of their information system used to manage, process and analyze large sets of data generated by their smart grid.

ERDF manages 95 percent of the power systems in France, and after considering multiple proposals decided upon the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance with the new Teradata Database, backed with Professional Services for systems maintenance and integration.
The Teradata solution was a natural fit for ERDF because of the utility’s need for accelerated power, flexibility and scalability -- which make it the perfect environment to support the massive volumes of data generated by 35 million smart power meters – projected for deployment in France by 2022. Each meter is expected to send readings every 15 minutes to ERDF – an expected 2,000 billion readings per year.
The enormous volume of data will include traditional power consumption data as well as multiple new types, analytic profiles and categories analyzed from smart meter data usage.
The deployment of Teradata is part of ERDF’s innovative approach to substantially increase the analytic capacities of ERDF by making fresh data quickly available. With this end-to-end and detailed data, ERDF can better understand and profile usage patterns, and then scale the power system more effectively to provide improved service to customers. The legacy system that has been used by ERDF can no longer be scaled to support such large and growing datasets and complex analytics.
The strategic plan for the Teradata solution and services implementation is to design and implement an enterprise-class data foundation that is resilient, scalable, and sustainable with peak performance attributes. The environment will support the considerable forthcoming workload and help ERDF strengthen its analytic capacities and result in more informed business decisions and enhanced economic value.
Another benefit in the rapid processing and analysis of smart data is ensuring compliance with ever-changing regulations.
"At Teradata, we are proud to be supporting a company such as ERDF. With our analytic solutions, ERDF will be able to more efficiently process their big data and, eventually, transform their power system to support new usages in a faster way," said Eric Joulié, President, Teradata France, and Vice President South EMEA, Teradata. "By leveraging analytic and decision-making solutions from Teradata, ERDF expects to improve its data services to its customers and to get a clearer vision of its business through more relevant reporting and analysis."
Today’s announcement was made at the Teradata User Group Conference in Dallas Texas, the largest annual data warehousing event, educating and connecting four thousand business and technology professionals from across the world.

ERDF

ERDF manages the public electricity distribution network for 95 percent of continental France. Every day, its 36,770 employees oversee the operation, maintenance and development of a nearly 1.3 million km network. For more information: 

 

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