Kx selected by Survalent Technology for advanced sensor analytics

October 30, 2018

Kx will provide Survalent’s utility customers with actionable insights that will increase their operational efficiency

Kx, a division of First Derivatives plc, announces that it has been selected to provide advanced analytics capabilities within Survalent Technology’s flagship Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) platform, SurvalentONE. Under the contract, Kx for Sensors will be installed on an OEM basis within SurvalentONE and those utilities that leverage its features will be able to analyse network behaviour in real-time and in greater detail for improved system reliability.

The solution will be particularly useful for those utilities looking to better manage distributed energy resources – such as solar panels, electricity storage, electric vehicles and other controllable loads – given the intermittency and variability of the outputs.

The SurvalentONE ADMS is a fully integrated SCADA, OMS, and DMS solution that is scalable, secure, and open. It efficiently integrates, manages, and processes data from a broad array of sources providing a centralized, real-time view for improved decision-making and situational awareness. More than 600 utilities from around the globe have standardized on the SurvalentONE platform to improve their network reliability, enhance customer satisfaction through reduced outages, and increase operational efficiencies.

Kx will enable Survalent customers to capture and analyse data on the performance of their critical network operations systems, enabling such services as ‘playback’ allowing them to replay grid sensor data and activities from an event to make better, more-informed decisions.

Steve Mueller, president and chief executive officer of Survalent, commented: “Kx will enable our customers to manage the velocity and volume of data, and the complexity introduced with the adoption of distributed energy resources. This will ensure that they can achieve their grid resiliency and modernization initiatives.”

Brian Conlon, Chief Executive Officer of Kx commented: “We are delighted to partner with Survalent to harness the power of Kx to provide utilities with deeper insights into their network behaviour. As the volume and velocity of sensor and other data increases we see many industry disruptors turning to Kx for their IIoT, predictive maintenance, AI and cybersecurity requirements.”

About Kx
Kx is a division of FD, a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. Kx delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,400 people worldwide.

About Survalent
Survalent is the most trusted provider of advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) for electric, gas, transit, and water/wastewater utilities across the globe. Over 600 customers in 30 countries rely on the SurvalentONE platform to effectively operate, monitor, analyze, restore, and optimize operations. By supporting critical utility operations with a fully integrated solution, our customers have significantly improved operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction and network reliability. The company’s comprehensive substation automation solution, StationCentral, delivers advanced control and monitoring for enhanced network performance and protection. To learn more, visit us at www.survalent.com. Follow on Twitter @Survalent and LinkedIn. For media inquiries, please contact: press@survalent.com

For more information about Kx please visit www.kx.com. For general enquiries, write to info@kx.com. For press inquiries, write to pr@firstderivatives.com