This blog post was co-authored by Espen Knudsen, Principal Digitalization and Innovation Advisor, Cegal.
The vast amount of applications and data in energy companies across isolated environments is exposing inefficiencies in collaboration. Together with Cegal Cetegra, Microsoft Energy Data Services will accelerate your journey toward seamless access to the data and applications you need for your day-to-day work by providing an easy-to-deploy managed service fully supported by Microsoft.
Cegal has been successfully collaborating with Microsoft and partners to help evaluate the new Microsoft Energy Data Services preview program, an enterprise-grade OSDU Data Platform powered by the cloud.
Microsoft Energy Data Services is a data platform fully supported by Microsoft, that enables efficient data management, standardization, liberation, and consumption in energy exploration. The solution is a hyperscale data ecosystem that leverages the capabilities of the OSDU Data Platform and Microsoft's secure and trustworthy cloud services with our partners’ extensive domain expertise.
As an ISV and a specialist systems integrator for the energy industry, Cegal has always seen great value in removing data silos to free organizations from dated constraints that can lead to lower productivity. Opening for universal access to one of the most critical assets in any organization—knowingly data—is an obvious path to innovation. Integrating proprietary IP in existing workflows, contextualizing data through new AI-based routines, and integrating best-of-breed applications to create new and innovative solutions are critical steps toward more efficient and productive operations.
To achieve this goal, Cegal and Microsoft closely collaborated over several months, during which multiple relevant use cases have been thoroughly assessed and tested on the Microsoft Energy Data Services platform. From operating the platform to developing new solutions on top of it, Cegal had the opportunity to put in context a wide range of scenarios, making sure the experience was as extensive as possible yet realistic for the energy industry.
Cegal recently released Cetegra, a cloud-based platform offering to its users a modern, collaborative environment, uniquely designed to cater to energy industry–specific needs in terms of digitalization and data management. Deployed through a fully scalable, pay-as-you-go model, Cetegra leverages the strengths of the Microsoft Cloud and will provide full support for the Microsoft Energy Data Services platform. Cetegra with Microsoft Energy Data Services delivers a one-stop shop for all types of data and applications tightly linked to OSDU, offering energy players a comprehensive integration of their applications portfolio, also allowing them to develop and test new apps within the Cetegra Innovation Space without impacting existing business operations.
With Microsoft Energy Data Services entering preview, Cegal looks forward to delivering operational support for the platform. As a global specialist in digitalization, capitalizing on years of experience within the energy sector, Cegal represents the partner of choice to support and guide energy players as they navigate their digital transformation journey.
Microsoft Energy Data Services is an enterprise-grade, fully-managed, OSDU Data Platform for the energy industry that is efficient, standardized, easy to deploy, and scalable for data management—for ingesting, aggregating, storing, searching, and retrieving data. The platform will provide the scale, security, privacy, and compliance that are expected by our enterprise customers. The platform offers out-of-the-box compatibility with Cegal Cetegra, a cloud-based platform offering a modern, collaborative environment, with data contained in Microsoft Energy Data Services.