What are some alternatives?
When comparing BlueData and The PI System, you can also consider the following products
Impala - Impala is a modern, open source, distributed SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop.
Oracle DataRaker - Oracle DataRaker unlocks smart meter data and transforms it into compelling, quantifiable, and actionable results with low upfront investment and risk.
Amazon EMR - Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that makes it easy to quickly process vast amounts of data.
Utilities Meter Data Management - Oracle's Applications for Meter Data Management helps utilities to support the loading, validation, editing, and estimation (VEE) of meter data.
RJ Metrics - RJMetrics provides hosted business intelligence & data analysis software to companies that operate online.
Amazon Kinesis - Amazon Kinesis services make it easy to work with real-time streaming data in the AWS cloud.