Versant Shows the Way Forward to Automated Demand Response With Big Data Solutions for Utilities at Grid-Interop

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT), a worldwide leader in developing data management software infrastructure for complex, mission-critical applications,today announced that Versant's Director of Energy and Smart Grid Solutions, Bert Taube, will be presenting at Grid-Interop in Irving, Texas on December 6th at 10:30 a.m. CT. The main focus of the presentation will be to illustrate how electric utility companies can implement and leverage advanced, NoSQL-based Big Data management and analytics technologies to develop fully-integrated Automated Demand Response (ADR) systems for the smart grid. Joining Bert Taube will be OpenADR Alliance Technical Director, Rolf Bienert.

During the session, Taube and Bienert will highlight the different data sources and characteristics within the ADR framework and the advanced object-oriented Big Data management concepts applicable for data storage on OpenADR servers. Attendees will see how object-oriented data models within the NoSQL data management concept deliver far better data enhancement and analytics processing performance to provide utilities with the rapid insights needed for real-time demand response in smart grid networks.

"The largest energy producers in the U.S. operate most of their Demand Response programs manually – taking up time and resources. It will be crucial to transition to open standards-based, fully integrated automated demand response with big data solutions. The move will create the necessary business process automation driven by predictive demand and price analytics to save time and resources," said Taube. "I am excited to delve into what this actually means for utilities' technology systems at Grid-Interop."

Please join Versant and the OpenADR Alliance on December 6th at 10:30 a.m. CT in Irving, Texas to learn more about how utilities can meet the ADR goals of the smart grid using advanced NoSQL data management and analytics approaches.

If you can't make this session or are interested in learning more about Big Data solutions, join Versant's Director of Professional Services, Matthew Barker, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. PT/ 3:00 p.m. ET for a webinar where he will show, through a live demonstration, how Versant JPA out-performs competing solutions like Hibernate. In this head-to-head comparison, attendees will see in real-time how powerful and efficient Versant JPA is for Big Data challenges.

Register to attend here and use the #VSNTbigdata hashtag on Twitter throughout the webinar to participate in the conversation before, during and after the presentation.

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About Versant

Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT) is an industry leader in building specialized NoSQL data management systems to enable the real-time enterprise. Using the Versant Database Engine, enterprises can handle complex information in environments that demand high performance, concurrency, and availability, significantly cut hardware and administration costs, speed and simplify development, and deliver products with a strong competitive edge. Versant's solutions are deployed in over 150,000 installations across a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, energy, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, and defense. For more than 20 years, Versant has been a trusted partner of Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson, Verizon, Siemens, and Financial Times, as well as the U.S. Government. For more information, call 650-232-2400 or visit

CONTACT: Media Contact: Versant Corporation Dennis Sones Tel. 650.232.2400 March Communications Nate Hubbell Tel. 617.960.9857Source:Versant Corporation