“As we await more widespread adoption of Hadoop, good places to look for innovative adoption of tools designed to work with Hadoop are relatively young companies that are using Hadoop extensively. Think of these as companies whose businesses are built on big data.
Opower is one such business -- a utility analytics company that gathers meter-reading data and household data from more than 100 gas and electric companies. It adds in weather data, property data, and more to get a clearer understanding of the size and character of homes and the number of people in each household, since those are big drivers of energy use. The idea is to use that analysis to help homeowners better understand their energy usage so they can reduce consumption and choose more attractive rate plans.”
Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
December 18, 2014