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Cosmo Energy Holdings Accelerates its Digital Transformation with the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform

May 30, 2024
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Tokyo, Japan, 30 May 2024Databricks, the Data and AI company, today announced that Cosmo Energy Holdings Co., Ltd (Cosmo Energy), one of the leading players in the energy industry, has selected Databricks to deliver digital transformation across the organization. Cosmo Energy will utilize the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform as a foundation for unifying data from multiple sources and democratizing data access for approximately 7,000 employees across the Cosmo Energy Group.

The Cosmo Energy Group is working to promote a data-driven culture that empowers its employees to lead transformation through data-driven insights within the organization. This is in line with Cosmo Energy Group’s 7th Medium-Term Management Plan, which aims to create 900 core data utilization personnel, who will lead data utilization from among the data users in their respective departments. 

The Databricks Data Intelligence Platform already integrates a vast amount of data held by the Cosmo Energy Group and facilitates the creation of new value through advanced data analytics and the use of AI and machine learning. The platform will play an important role in the advancement of marketing science, forecasting electricity demand and supply, price forecasting, optimizing the oil supply chain, and transforming oil refineries into digital plants.

"By using Databricks, which can flexibly handle processes from data integration to data analytics, we have been able to enhance the orchestration of data in each domain, strengthen data governance, and achieve data utilization in the field with greater speed. We plan to continue maximizing the value of data, strengthening the competitiveness of our petroleum business while expanding power sales related to mobility and other businesses," said Noriko Rzonca, Ph.D., Chief Digital Officer, Cosmo Energy Holdings.

“We are pleased that Cosmo Energy has selected the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform. Together, Databricks and Cosmo Energy will deliver value through use cases including demand forecasting, equipment fault detection, and predictive maintenance. We’ll also work to democratize access to data for Cosmo employees, empowering everyone in the company to discover insights from their data using natural language," said Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager of APJ, Databricks.

Cosmo Energy

From L to R: Ed Lenta, SVP and GM of APJ at Databricks, and Noriko Rzonca, Ph.D., Chief Digital Officer Cosmo Energy Holdings

Databricks’ New Data Intelligence Platform for Energy
Databricks recently launched its Data Intelligence Platform for Energy, a unified platform bringing the power of AI to data and people across the energy sector. This new Databricks offering provides pre-built accelerators, marketplace solutions, and an ecosystem of partner capabilities tailored to organizations across the energy industry. Built on an open lakehouse architecture, Databricks' Data Intelligence Platform for Energy enables enterprises to harness vast streams of energy data and develop generative AI applications without sacrificing data privacy or their confidential IP. Energy leaders gain a holistic view of their operations in real time to preemptively address maintenance needs, reduce unplanned downtime, accurately forecast energy generation, and take action for a more efficient, sustainable future.

With the Data Intelligence Platform for Energy, customers can democratize data access to their entire organization by delivering the full value of asset, operations, environmental, and customer data to optimize energy infrastructure and mitigate volatility.

With powerful tools and partners, Databricks' Data Intelligence Platform for Energy enables customers across the energy sector to tackle critical challenges in the industry, including:

  • Real-time asset performance management and maintenance: Organizations can gather, analyze, and visualize vast amounts of sensor data from every physical asset — wind turbines, grids, pipelines, and machinery — to monitor and optimize performance in real time, reduce downtime, and enhance overall operational efficiency.
  • Greater accuracy, efficient renewable energy forecasting: Customers can minimize forecasting uncertainty and the unpredictable nature of wind, solar and hydropower sources with sophisticated predictive capabilities powered by machine learning (ML). By integrating weather forecasts, performance data, pricing trends and demand projections on a unified platform, the energy sector can more accurately manage demand and enhance resource allocation to maximize profitability in a volatile market.
  • A proactive, predictive approach to grid optimization: With the deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), utilities can leverage advanced analytics and predictive modeling to gain real-time visibility into grid conditions. The Data Intelligence Platform for Energy enables companies to better forecast load, predict outages, and balance supply and demand, reducing transmission losses, and improving overall grid reliability and resilience.

About Cosmo Energy Holdings Co.
The Cosmo Energy Group, as a company with a public mission to provide a safe and stable supply of energy indispensable to daily life, is developing the renewable energy business with an eye to long-term environmental changes, in addition to the Group's core petroleum and petrochemical businesses. The Group's philosophy is "Harmony and symbiosis between the Earth, people and society", and under the 7th Consolidated Medium-Term Management Plan 'Oil & New - Next Stage', the Group is leveraging its strengths in initiatives for a next-generation mobility society using its service station network, and selling environmentally friendly electricity, We are also promoting the expansion of clean energy, centered on the wind power generation business. Through these initiatives, we aim to achieve a carbon net zero in 2050, as well as to solve social issues and realize a sustainable society.

About Databricks
Databricks is the Data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 60% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe, and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake, and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on LinkedIn, X and Facebook.

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