Telvent: The Future of Enterprise Utility Solutions

Today’s utilities face the challenges of tighter IT budgets, reduced in-house development staff, and the need to quickly deliver business benefits through applications. Utilities also need to adapt to the rapid changes in smart grid technology, the electricity distribution system of the future. Telvent and Microsoft are working together to provide integrated solutions that can…

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Benchmark Results: Telvent ArcFM Solution running on SQL Server

Telvent, a leading provider of IT solutions and business information services, works with Microsoft to develop integrated solutions that can help utilities better use their distribution assets for maintenance and growth. The companies recently joined forces to conduct real-world scalability and performance testing for ArcFM Solution (Telvent’s set of models and tools for telecommunication providers…

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Telvent: For the Smart Grid, smart utilities use SQL Server

Telvent Designer allows the next generation of infrastructure needed to support modern commerce to be designed.  Microsoft SQL Server 2008 supports spatial data — the locations of items expressed as longitude, latitude. Modern GPS devices can locate items within a few feet. SQL Server spatial ability allows data from different organizational silos to be coordinated and…

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Telvent: The other Grid runs on SQL Server 2008

Telvent’s ArcFM Enterprise GIS Solution is a complete utility GIS solution covering electric, gas, sewage and water grids. Without the electric grid, grid computing would not happen. Your utility infrastructure is managed more efficiently and effectively through ArcFM. ArcFM provides tools for: Editing, Modeling, Maintaining, and Managing facility asset information. This information is available by field…

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Telvent: ArcFM Support for Microsoft Platforms

I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported by Telvent ArcFM with the release of 10.0.1 SP1. Architecture Tier Product Operating System Client IE 6 SP1IE 7IE 8 Windows 7 (32 +64 bit) Windows XP SP3 (32 +64 bit)  Application Server Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1BITS 1.0 Windows Server 2003 (32+64 bit)Windows Server 2003 R2 (32+64…

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Telvent: When the lights go out, SQL Server is working to turn them back on!

Telvent’s Responder Outage Management Solution (OMS) reduces outage time for customers from power outages. Outages may result from adverse weather, aging power infrastructure, and energy constraints. Responder OMS significantly improves the dispatch and management of crews over prior systems. Responder OMS builds on the functionality of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to provide the business intelligence platform for best of breed…

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Fundamentals: Running Database Engine Tuning Advisor and Selecting Indexes

 [Prior Post in Series]   [Next Post in Series] In my last post Fundamentals: Creating a Workload by Using a Trace Log, I illustrated how to create a workload. In this post, I will look at the complimentary step, using the log as input to the Database Engine Tuning Advisor to identify performance-improving indexes. This in-depth process takes some…

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Fundamentals: Creating a Workload by Using a Trace Log

[Next Post in Series] This is the kick-off post of a regular Friday series of posts, “Basic Skills for SQL Server ISV Administrators”. I have found that ISV Administrators are often Professional Engineers (P.E.) — rich in business knowledge and light in Information Technology expertise.  In this series of posts, I will give visual step-by-step instructions on…

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Best Practices Analyzer for ISV SQL Servers to protect your company’s property

The intellectual property(IP) or other valuable information may be stored on SQL Server in your ISV product. Its value is more than credit card records (credit cards can be cancelled if lost, IP can’t). It may be the equivalent of a state secret for your firm. Microsoft provides two versions of its free Best Practices…

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