TmaxSoft will now support up to 500,000 concurrent users and real-time processing of up to 30 TB of data

Korea Electric Power Corporation, better known as KEPCO, Korea’s largest government-owned company with revenues of $48.5 billion and assets of $139.5 billion (as per Dec 2013), has selected TmaxSoft’s Tibero DB for its next-generation meter data management system (MDMS).

Korea Electric Power Corporation, better known as KEPCO, is the largest electric utility in South Korea responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and the development of electric power projects including those in nuclear power, wind power and coal. KEPCO is responsible for 93% of Korea’s electricity generation. The South Korean government owns a 51% share of KEPCO.

Until recently, larger multinational software firms have dominated database solutions used by public institutions in South Korea.

KEPCO selected Nuri Telecom as its business partner for a “Meter Data Management System Infrastructure” project. Unlike competing bidders, Nuri Telecom submitted a bid that utilized TmaxSoft’s Tibero DB instead of Oracle DB for the $5 million project. This is the first time Nuri Telecom has selectedTibero as its MDMS DB of choice.

KEPCO’s MDMS collects both high voltage AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) and low voltage AMI data in its 14 regional branches. The maximum number of concurrent users is 500,000, and the maximum amount of data that can be processed is 30 terabytes.

KEPCO’s MDMS system is its largest in terms of both data and scale. This system demands the real-time processing of massive amounts of data, and it will soon be migrated from its original Oracle DB configuration to TIBERO.