January 29, 2014
Seabourne a provider of enterprise data access and usability solutions, and QualityLogic, a developer of interoperability test tools for the smart grid industry, announced a partnership to offer joint data management solutions for energy utilities and smart grid operators. For Seabourne, the smart grid and utility industry is rich in opportunities to improve the flow and usability of data generated by smart meters, as well as energy management or customer information systems.
'Deploying usable data visualization and data quality solutions that integrate information seamlessly from multiple data sources is something we have proven we can do in government and the healthcare industry,' says Dan Nicollet, Seabourne's COO. "QualityLogic brings years of testing experience and expertise in quality assurance to the challenge of deriving timely and useful insights from increasingly large datasets."
According to James Mater, General Manager, Smart Grid for QualityLogic, 'The combination of expertise in big data assimilation, visualization and usability that Seabourne brings and QualityLogic's expertise in designing and implementing data quality assurance ensures the accuracy and reliability of the data being analyzed.'
The agreement between QualityLogic and Seabourne comes in response to the need for turnkey data management and data integration solutions for the smart grid sector. The large and growing footprint of smart meters often leaves utilities struggling with how to integrate meter data into their existing information workflow. Energy utilities can also enjoy better customer information management tools in support of their marketing activities.
The Seabourne-QualityLogic partnership will provide a strong combination of utility domain expertise and proven data engineering innovation, which is expected to be a major benefit for all grid operators. There is real opportunity in this sector to leverage data for significant efficiency improvements, cost savings, and improved power usability from a consumer standpoint.
Seabourne is a boutique consulting company focused on solving data driven business challenges. Seabourne's solutions provide easy and manageable access to data trapped in any system and make cleansing and enrichment of 'dirty' data simple and affordable.
Seabourne's customers include large, data-intensive enterprises (FCC, Dept. of Commerce, GSA, NBC Sports) and smaller, data-focused organizations (Cogstate, WRI).
Rapid data integration and data quality solutions deliver data projects that used to take years and millions in weeks for thousands.
Seabourne gets data flowing fast. Based on off-the-shelf, reusable tools and customer specific workflows, their solutions deliver initial results within weeks. Unlike large, expensive data warehouses, the Seabourne approach results in a flexible data layer that customers can easily adjust and expand over time.
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QualityLogic is the testing partner for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration, the largest project of its kind in the U.S. and was selected by the OpenADR Alliance to develop a conformance and interoperability test tool for OpenADR compliant products, and by Itron to develop and conduct testing for its ChoiceConnect® ERT® Certification Program. The Company offers interoperability, conformance, and certification test solutions for other Smart Energy technologies and is an active participant in Smart Grid standards activities, including the OpenADR Alliance, Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability, UCA OpenSG, SGIP, GWAC, MultiSpeak and others.
Departments ranging from IT to Marketing look to QualityLogic to ensure the quality of their websites, provide independent validation of competitive advantages, and develop and execute certification programs for their partners.
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