Project: T174700 #50/142

 The objective of this project is to determine what the current state of the art is around managing “big data” in the Distribution utility space as well as provide an understanding of what other industries have done with respect to managing large amounts of data. The project will provide a snapshot of what approaches Distribution utilities are currently using to manage their data as well as provide an assessment of the popular software being employed. Another objective of this project is to provide a guide for Utilities on how to create a cost effective asset data model that considers the current environment and the foreseeable future as well as the business drivers. The guide will describe the risks and issues facing a Utility in creating an asset registry.