Asymmetric Capacity Expansion for Nuclear Plant Management


An energy provider manages the work and materials flow for its nuclear power plants on various plant systems. Over the past few years, database querying and reporting, along with operational activity, grew across multiple, distributed systems.


The growing querying and reporting activity and proliferation of systems created redundancy and increased the provider’s hardware costs. The provider needed to implement a Plant Information Management System (PIMS) on an IBM z/OS mainframe application for operational management. The provider also needed to offload database querying and reporting activity from expensive, operational hardware and consolidate information from several source systems for archival and repository purposes.


Figure 1 — Shadowbase Replication for Asymmetric Capacity Expansion

In Figure 1, the PIMS files are stored on an IBM z Series database. Shadowbase heterogeneous data replication sends the files to an ODS. The ODS is an Oracle database optimized for consolidation of the data from several source systems. Additionally, different plant systems submit information for consolidation and reporting purposes to the ODS that resides on the Solaris server. The data is subsequently replicated via Shadowbase heterogeneous data replication from the first ODS into a second Oracle database for an imaging application (that is also hosted on a Solaris server).


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