How DNV GL is Removing Analytic Barriers in the Energy Industry with Databricks

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Smart meter sensor data presents tremendous opportunities for the energy industry to better understand their customers and anticipate their needs. With smart meter data, energy industry data analysts and utilities are able to use hourly readouts to gain high resolution insights into energy consumption patterns across structures and customer types, and in addition gain near real time insights into grid operations.

Join Jonathan Farland, a technical consultant at DNV GL Energy, to learn how this globally renowned energy company is processing data at scale and mining deeper insights by leveraging statistical learning techniques. In this talk, Jon will share how DNV GL is using Apache Spark™ and Databricks to turn smart meter data into insights to better serve their customers by:

  • Accelerating data processing compared to competing platforms, at times by nearly 100 times faster without incurring additional operational costs.
  • Scaling to any size on-demand while being able to decouple compute and storage resources to minimize operational expense.
  • Eliminating the need to spend time on DevOps, allowing their data scientists and engineers to focus on solving data problems.
  • Jonathan Farland

    Sr. Data Scientist - DNV GL

    Jonathan Farland is a technical consultant for DNV GL Energy in the Policy, Advisory and Research group and serves as the lead data scientist on both quantitative and qualitative energy studies. Mr. Farland’s primary focus is on the development of electricity demand forecasting systems that are capable of predicting demand while accounting for emerging or disruptive technologies such as smart grids, storage, photovoltaic cells, and electric vehicles. Developing these predictive models often requires the collection of large amounts of data and information on electricity usage, as well as climatological and economic conditions. Mr. Farland uses R and Python while leveraging the Apache Spark distributed computing framework to effectively deploy model estimation and statistical learning algorithms.

  • Kyle Pistor

    Solutions Engineer - Databricks

    Kyle Pistor is a solutions engineer with Databricks, focused on helping customers become successful with their data initiatives. Kyle has spent his career building data-driven products and solutions.