The data from symHome can be accessed on the Web portal as well as on handheld devices. Homeowners can monitor and manage their power usage by device, room, or appliance for better control over power consumption levels.
NoSQL technologies were used for data storage needs; Flex was implemented in the intuitive and interactive UI; and mobile technologies were leveraged to build the iPhone client for the application.
Galtronics wanted to support the Green IT technologies by providing their users with a tool that could help to analyze power consumption without digging through paper bills. The company turned to Altoros to build an energy management system for collecting, storing, and processing petabytes of power consumption data. The solution also had to easily scale up from a single server to thousands of machines without compromising the overall performance.
Altoros suggested using the Cassandra NoSQL database and the Hadoop distributed cloud computing system for building a highly scalable system storing and processing vast amounts of data.
The solution makes it possible to collect, aggregate, and process power consumption data in real time. symHome also generates detailed reports on how electricity is being consumed. The Web site can be accessed from any PC or Apple device. Users can quickly identify which appliances and devices cost them most money.
The system can be scaled next to endlessly as the number of connected houses grows.
The solution helps the customer achieve its Green IT goals by continuously reducing the environmental impact of their products and operations.
Client platform/Application server
Apache Tomcat 6.0
Java, ActionScript 3.0, Objective-C
Spring Framework 3.0, Quartz, JSP 2.1, Adobe Flex SDK 3.5, Apple iOS SDK 4.3, Hadoop