British Gas fires up its connected homes project with Datastax

British Gas Connected Homes is moving from batch processing to real-time analytics via huge ‘data pipes’, streaming energy information on hundreds of thousands of homes across the UK. The project utilises Datastax technology, which meshes together a number of Apache open source database technologies and wraps them with enterprise capabilities. Its a project that is growing and will become increasingly central to consumers looking to manage their home energy better. I got the chance to sit down with Josep Casals, Head of Data Engineering at British Gas Connected Homes, at DataStax’s European Summit this week in London. Casals said that he started the project approximately a year and a half ago, looking to address energy analytics problems, where he needed a system that could handle “huge amounts of data”. He…


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