Itron: Latest Benchmark hot off the press… IEE MDM v7.0 SP3 on SQL Server 2008 R2 is something to talk about!

This spring there has been extensive benchmarking done with the Itron team on Itron Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, which I have been following. A few weeks ago there was a webcast with Itron’s Robert Sonderegger and our own Lonnye Bower, describing the preliminary results. Preliminary public results tend to be conservative to avoid…

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ITRON: IEE MDM Support for Microsoft Platforms

I have listed below which Microsoft technologies are supported by Itron’s Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management. Architecture Tier Product Operating System Client (Rich Client Userface) Microsoft IE 6.xMicrosoft IE 7Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 SP1Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 SP1Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Windows XP SP3 (32 +64 bit)  Windows Vista (32 +64 bit)  Windows 7 (32 +64…

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Migration: The value gained moving from Oracle to SQL Server 2008R2

[DB2 Migration Value]  [Sybase Migration Value] In the early 1980’s I was an Oracle Developer on mainframes and on MS-DOS using Oracle 5.1 on MS-DOS (distributed on some 20+ diskettes — I still have them). It was an interesting time because PC products like dBase II were power-user friendly but did not scale. Oracle scaled, but was…

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Itron: SQL Server 2008R2 contributing towards a greener planet

In an older post I described the performance of  Itron’s Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management (MDM) Version 5.3 using SQL Server 2005. Today, you can read about Version 7 performance on SQL Server 2008 R2. The performance has increased to handle the volume seen with the largest utility companies in the world, the equivalent of 10 million meters. This is 11+%…

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Migration: The value gained moving from DB2 to SQL Server 2008R2

[Oracle Migration Value]   [Sybase Migration Value] Two decades ago, I made my living as a DB2 developer working for GTENW (now Verizon). In this year’s spring-cleaning, I came across my old DB2 certificates; perhaps it is time to do a spring-cleaning of perceptions about DB2 and SQL Server. As a developer, I have become hopelessly biased for…

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Itron: Cutting edge technology running on .Net 4.0 Parallel Computing

The classic Moore’s law has the power available from CPUs doubling every two years. This is true but there has been a slight critical change. Ten years ago I purchased a high-end developer laptop that ran a single core 3.2 GHz CPU that left me with a hot lap and lasted 15 minutes on batteries….

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Itron: 3 Billion Readings/day recorded on SQL Server – helping make the planet greener

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is changing the face of the utility industry and helping make the planet greener. There is an old saying, “Information is power!”, the AMI version of this is “Information saves power!”. The technical problem is processing this volume of information at a low total cost of ownership to the utilities. Utilities…

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Itron: Central Maine Power Chooses SQL Server to run their Smart Grid Initiative

 Itron’s Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management (IEE MDM) with be used for this advanced smart grid project. The project allows customers to: View their usage Make changes in the way they use electricity Thus, control how much they spend. Key items in the decisions were: Scalability, Security of database Ability to obtain advanced analytics and reporting Ease of…

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Itron: Webcast on Best Practices for Deploying Itron Applications on SQL Server in April

Time to mark April 27th, 2011 at 10:00 AM Pacific on your calendars! Lonnye Bower, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation will be presenting on the best practices for deploying Itron applications on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data management software. She will talk in detail about performance, high availability, and scaling Itron applications on the Windows Server 2008 R2…

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