Wise Men is a 24+ year old IT Solutions company and our approach is to take a business problem and provide a solution to our large, and small clients. Here are some examples of the projects Wise Men has done:
Detroit Electric (DTE): Oracle to the HANA Platform
Wise Men in collaboration with SAP America and Itron Inc, re-platformed Itron’s Enterprise Edition (IEE) Meter Data Management (MDM) from Oracle & SQL Server enabling it to run on SAP’s advanced in-memory database HANA. IEE supports utilities to provide interval and event data processing for residential, commercial, and Industrial (C&I) customers. This allows information to flow into the SAP billing system.
Itron Inc. SQL and Oracle to the HANA Platform
Wise Men completed the migration of SQL Server and Oracle DB to SAP’s HANA platform. We put together an onshore/offshore team consisting of SAP HANA experts, MDM domain experts, C#, SQL Developers, Architects, BA, QA testers. The team worked for 7+ months to code, validate and optimize and migrate 7,500+ complex components to SAP’s HANA platform.
A Large Utility with 8M Meters Custom Collection Engine
Traditionally, collection systems for Advanced Metering & Smart Grid applications have been developed to work with specific functional partners making it difficult for utilities to use AMI/Smart Grid Infrastructure based on overall system selection. Additionally, when new/updated components of the headend software are introduced, there is no simple functional way to test the new systems within the production environment without providing a full upgrade of the system. Finally, when utilities make acquisitions, this inflexibility makes system integration very complex and costly. Wise Men proposed a new software component called the Custom Collection Engine (CCE) which is implemented on top of any data collection system interfacing metering/sensor networks within the utility. The CCE will provide abstraction layer to the underlying collection engines by utilizing their given functionality and provide the utility a common interface, both programmatically and visually thereby enabling vendor independence when selecting new meters, sensor systems or integrating acquired systems. The CCE also supports different versions of the same underlying collection engines to enhance migration strategies as well as to provide a common user interface both within the utility infrastructure and mobile applications.