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PingThings

Greater DC Metro (DMV)
Founded In 2014

Product

The PredictiveGrid™ Platform

An advanced sensor AI platform that is capable of ingesting, storing, accessing, visualizing, analyzing, and learning from high definition sensor data at grid scale. This platform aims to provide utility engineers, industry experts, and academic researchers with the ability to use sensor data to build the data driven grid of the future.

 

The unaltered video above shows a 120Hz signal with 1 billion measurements covering more than 3 months as a user zooms in and locates a voltage sag comprised of 7 measurements (50 milliseconds) in real time.

Built with open-source tools to prevent vendor lock-in and benefit from the work of thousands of engineers, the platform uses a novel time series database that gives unprecedented ingestion and querying speeds. The platform also handles data quality, generally a major issue in power grid measurements, which enormously improves the ease of working with the data. Furthermore, the platform is designed to enable the rapid prototyping, implementation and deployment of novel analytics, machine learning, and deep learning applications. Finally, the platform’s convenient APIs and open interfaces encourage innovation while its user-facing applications, like the multiresolution plotter, enable data exploration and the dispersal of results—essential steps in the development of insightful and valuable data use cases.

What are they building with?

The team at PingThings had been focused on figuring out how fast they could process and learn from time-series data. On the infrastructure side everything is “in-house,” so it’s been optimized for speed and scalability. Everything is containerized and orchestrated by Kubernetes. The data science and applications team is working mostly with Python and Go. The front-end team is working with JavaScript and React.

Company

PingThings, Inc., founded in 2014, is the only startup company to ever receive seed funding from GE Ventures. PingThings has been awarded over $8M by the National Science Foundation, ARPA-E, and the Department of Energy based on the strength of their technology and is considering a Series A raise in 2020.

How is PingThings’ Team adapting to COVID?

Prior to COVID, PingThings had already developed a mentality of being location agnostic. The one thing that changed due to COVID is that they can’t do their all-hands get together. They’re actively establishing ways of fostering community and building culture while being distributed.

PingThings anticipates to work from home until Q3 2021. While they may open an office or two if necessary, they’ll never not be remote and are happy to work with employees from around the US.

Technical Leaders

team member Lead Front End Engineer

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Sean Murphy, CEO of PingThings, gives an inside perspective on the problems they’re solving and the impact of their work in various industries.

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