AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, has announced a global collaboration with Microsoft Corp. that makes it easy for global utilities and innovative energy service providers to develop and operationalize big data and smart grid analytics solutions on Azure.
The AutoGrid-Microsoft collaboration and technical integration includes:
- A framework for energy service providers and utility customers to port and customize AutoGrid's industry leading Energy Data Platform and its entire suite of analytics applications including Demand Response, Forecasting, Customer Engagement, Software Defined Power Plants, Revenue Assurance, Predictive Asset Maintenance and Energy Cost Optimizer using Azure and Microsoft developer tools.
- A comprehensive reference solution architecture that connects service providers and utilities, enabling utilities to better monetize innovative demand response programs.
"Our global utility customers are interested in building on their investments in Microsoft platform technologies. We are excited to be working closely with the Azure team to deliver accelerated value to joint customers for AutoGrid's Energy Data Platform across cloud and on-premise deployments," said Raj Pai, AutoGrid's Vice President of Product Management and Marketing.
"The broad collaboration between AutoGrid and Microsoft announced today is targeted at supporting utilities worldwide interested in building out compelling data-driven predictive analytics solutions," said Jon Arnold, managing director for the Worldwide Power & Utilities Industry at Microsoft. "The solution enables the integrated utility of the future and is based on familiar and cost-effective Microsoft technologies, making it simple to deploy."
To meet the need to support heterogeneous cloud deployment environments, AutoGrid is making it easy for cloud application developers to mobilize their existing skills and code on Azure.