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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 scalability.

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:

  • LODESTAR® Energy Information Platform™ - The foundation for energy companies information management and IT strategy.
  • LODESTAR’s message-based Adapter™ - provides tight integration between LODESTAR applications and standards-based middleware products such as SeeBeyond, TIBCO and Web Methods.
  • BillingExpert® - A cost-effective billing solution that provides the flexibility and accuracy necessary to handle any billing scenario, from simple to complex, in all markets.
  • Financial Management Extension™ with Collections - A fully integrated receivables, financial transactions and collections management solution.
  • PricingExpert® - Pricing solution that quickly and accurately creates, calculates and processes the most complex pricing structures.
  • ContractExpert™ - Robust solution to initiate, tailor, approve, execute and amend contracts for end-user and third party customers.
  • RateExpert® - An automated system that integrates business functions and improves accuracy, timeliness, and competitive response of rate pricing, design and analysis.
  • LODESTAR® Portfolio Management™ - Comprehensive solution that links the retail sales book to wholesale procurement book to allow complete assessment of exposure for price/load forecasts.
  • LODESTAR® Transaction Management Hub™ - A complete transaction management solution built to enable cost-effective transaction management between energy market participants.
  • LODESTAR® ForecastExpert™ - A robust, web-based forecasting product that manages the creation, review, tuning and publication of forecasts.
  • LODESTAR® Profile & Settlement System™ - A web-based solution to allow users to execute settlement, forecasting, data aggregation, profiling and financial market settlements.
  • LodeStar® - 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.




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