Oracle buys Lodestar
Oracle has just announced the
acquisition of Lodestar, the maker of data management and
forecasting software. Their premier product is the Lodestar Meter
Data Management component, a high-speed data loading utility:
"LODESTAR is now offering an
even more robust solution for meter data management. The revised
LODESTAR Meter Data Management (MDM) solution offers energy
providers improved functionality for handling large volumes of
meter data to enable increased accuracy, flexibility and
LODESTAR's MDM solution is
designed for the highest levels of automation to improve current
operations and to be flexible and scalable to meet your current
and future needs."
The Lodestar products include:
Energy Information Platform™
- The foundation for energy companies information management and
- provides tight integration between LODESTAR applications and
standards-based middleware products such as SeeBeyond, TIBCO and
A cost-effective billing solution that provides the flexibility
and accuracy necessary to handle any billing scenario, from
simple to complex, in all markets.
Management Extension™ with Collections
- A fully integrated receivables,
financial transactions and collections management solution.
Pricing solution that quickly and accurately creates, calculates
and processes the most complex pricing structures.
- Robust solution to initiate, tailor, approve, execute and
amend contracts for end-user and third party customers.
- An automated system that integrates business functions and
improves accuracy, timeliness, and competitive response of rate
pricing, design and analysis.
- Comprehensive solution that links the retail sales book to
wholesale procurement book to allow complete assessment of
exposure for price/load forecasts.
Transaction Management Hub™
- A complete transaction management solution built to enable
cost-effective transaction management between energy market
- A robust,
web-based forecasting product that manages the creation, review,
tuning and publication of forecasts.
Profile & Settlement System™
- A web-based solution to allow
users to execute settlement, forecasting, data aggregation,
profiling and financial market settlements.
- The most extensive and power load research solution available
that provides the tools to collect, manage, analyze and store
large volumes of energy data.
LODESTAR® Meter Data Management Solutions
- A flexible and
scalable meter data management solution that provides accurate,
timely, and detailed meter data.