Big data

  • Big data processing enables worldwide bacterial analysis

    S. Aureus colonies © Nanobay

    Sequencing data from biological samples such as the skin, intestinal tissues, or soil and water are usually archived in public databases. This allows researchers from all over the globe to access them. However, this has led to the creation of extremely large quantities of data. To be able to explore all these data, new evaluation methods are necessary. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a bioinformatics tool which allows to search all bacterial sequences in databases in just a few mouse clicks and find similarities or check whether a particular sequence exists.

  • Virtual Power Station Supercharges Electricity Trading

    EnergyIP® is a flexible, scalable platform for smart grid applications. It supports a rich set of applications for electric, water and gas utilities.

    Companies that can supply or accept energy at short notice can achieve good prices on electricity markets. A new solution from Siemens links smart data with smart grids so that many different facilities can be combined to trade electricity flexibly. Thanks to a new virtual power station from Siemens, companies can fully exploit the business opportunities offered by short-term trading on electricity markets on timescales as short as less than one hour. Siemens’ solution enables operators to combine conventional power plants, industrial facilities, and renewable energy producers on a large scale via EnergyIP, a smart grid data platform.