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TMCNet:  eMeter, A Siemens Business Demonstrates Ability to Scale to 50 Million Meters to Provide Utilities of any Size with Risk-Free Growth

[June 26, 2013]

eMeter, A Siemens Business Demonstrates Ability to Scale to 50 Million Meters to Provide Utilities of any Size with Risk-Free Growth

FOSTER CITY, California, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- EnergyIP® Smart Grid Application Platform Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status eMeter, A Siemens Business today announced it has completed a 50 million meter benchmark test, meaning its EnergyIP Smart Grid Application Platform can provide utilities of any size with the energy consumption analytics they require for risk-free growth. As part of the benchmarking process, eMeter achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that EnergyIP has been tested and tuned with Oracle Exadata Database Machine to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to energy and water utility customers.

eMeter, A Siemens Business was acquired by Siemens in January 2012 and is one of Siemens' Smart Grid strategic cornerstones and the software powerhouse responsible for the Siemens Grid Application Platform. EnergyIP is in use by electric, gas and water utilities in over 16 countries. eMeter, A Siemens Business is a Gold level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork.

"In our testing, we achieved a sustained meter read processing of over 400 million intervals per hour, completing processing in under six hours, exceeding the daily handling criteria to scale to 50 million meters while utilizing under 60% of Oracle Exadata resources," said Lisa Caswell, President, eMeter, A Siemens Business. "These results demonstrate that EnergyIP, working with Oracle Exadata Database Machine, can provide industry leading scalability and deliver billing quality energy consumption data ready for use by multiple applications, including analytics. Factors like mergers and the growth of shared services mean many utilities have to manage a rapidly growing amount of data. The ability to scale to 50 million meter ensures our customers predictable and stable performance with a risk-free growth and scaling path." "eMeter, A Siemens Business, worked with Oracle to test the scalability of our Smart Grid Application Platform, EnergyIP, with the Oracle Exadata. The outstanding results proved that Oracle Exadata Database Machine can support the demanding requirements of mega utilities and cloud service providers, with proven performance well into the 50 million meter range," said Shannon Amerman, VP Alliances, eMeter, A Siemens Business.

Testing EnergyIP 7.6 with Oracle Exadata was based on multiple real world scenarios requiring estimation of missing data, computing and delivering time-of-use billing values, and updating database records related to high-volume smart meter installations and normal daily customer changes. Combined with the meter read processing, these "day in the life" scenarios required less than nine hours processing time and averaged less than 50% of Oracle Exadata capacity.

Oracle Exadata Optimized is part of the Oracle Exastack Optimized program which allows partners, such as eMeter, A Siemens Business, to leverage OPN enablement resources and dedicated lab environments to help develop, test and tune their applications on Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster engineered systems. Oracle Exadata delivers extreme performance and is the ideal database platform for OLTP applications, data warehouses as well as the varied and unpredictable workloads of cloud computing. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure and redundant.

By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized status, Oracle recognizes eMeter, A Siemens Business for developing, testing and tuning EnergyIP 7.6 on Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Customers can be confident when selecting EnergyIP 7.6 that it has been tested and tuned with the goal of achieving optimal performance, scalability and reliability.

"Oracle Exastack Optimized recognizes partners who have optimized their solutions on a complete, integrated and cloud-ready infrastructure in order to help them accelerate innovation, unlock new features and functionality, and deliver superior value to users," said Chris Baker, Senior Vice President, Worldwide ISV and OEM Sales, Oracle. "By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized status, eMeter, A Siemens Business has demonstrated its Smart Grid Application Platform, EnergyIP is tested and tuned to work with Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help deliver optimum performance, scalability, and reliability to their customers." About eMeter, A Siemens Business eMeter, A Siemens Business provides essential software that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid management software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service, and drive energy efficiency. With the most large-scale deployments in the industry and strategic partnerships with Accenture, IBM, Oracle, and SAP, eMeter has built a reputation for unparalleled expertise that ensures customer success. For more information visit: http://www.emeter.com.

Siemens Smart Grid acquired eMeter in January 2012 after working together in a very successful, strategic partnership for several years. eMeter, A Siemens Business is one of Siemens' Smart Grid strategic cornerstones and acts as the Software powerhouse being responsible end-to-end for the Siemens Grid Application Platform.

About the Oracle Exastack Program The Oracle Exastack program helps enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications. Leveraging the Oracle Exastack program, qualifying OPN members have access to Oracle performance experts and dedicated labs for testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster. With an Oracle Exastack Optimized status, partners will receive access to corresponding Oracle branding, logos and related benefits to effectively differentiate their offerings. Customers can be confident when selecting Oracle Exastack Optimized applications that they are supported, and have been tested and tuned with the goal to achieve optimal performance, scalability and reliability. Also part of the program, Oracle Exastack Ready is dedicated to helping ISVs run their solutions on the latest major release of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SPARC SuperCluster and their component products, including Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. These products provide partners with a lower cost and high performance infrastructure for database and application workloads across on-premise and cloud based environments. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/exastack About Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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