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Big Data Platform for Energy: Data Lake

Uncover energy market insights faster. Explore, access, and coalesce our data, your data, and third-party data on a centralised, cloud-based platform.

Data volumes are increasing at an exponential rate, and exceptional low storage costs are enabling energy businesses to capture massive quantities of data in a cost-effective manner. As the volume and variety of available data grows, firms have unparalleled opportunities to gain new strategic insights.

However, the transformation of data into knowledge is challenging. The variety of data types and formats, as well as the complexity of the structures, means that data must be interpreted before it can be used effectively. To gain valuable information, specialists are needed, and the so-called "time-to-value challenge" sees businesses wrestle with datasets for months before extracting actionable intelligence.

The IHS Markit Data Lake helps you uncover business insights faster, by exploring, accessing and coalescing our data, your data and third-party data on a single, cloud-based platform. The platform is populated with over 1,500 IHS Markit datasets from diverse industries, including financial services, automotive, maritime, energy & natural resources, curated into more than 350 data packages to expedite time-to-value.

Get free access to Data Lake Catalogue Search & evaluate 1,500+ data sets from diverse industries
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Data Lake Overview

Key Statics:

  • 1,500+ datasets of proprietary content
  • 1M reports from IHS Markit analysts
  • 5,000 IHS Markit analysts, Data scientists & Industry specialists
  • 162 transportation datasets
  • >350 data packages curated by IHS Markit specialists
  • 391 financial services datasets
  • 453 energy datasets

Energy Use Cases

The Data Lake supports advanced analytics and data science at scale by transforming the way you find and access data. It opens the opportunity to derive new insights that can drive innovation and new product creation. Companies are accessing a wide variety of our Energy datasets, including our G20 country emissions outlooks, hydrogen market forecasts, and power consumption outlooks among many others, to find answers to:

  • How close will countries come to their Net-Zero targets?
    Review and compare G20 country emissions outlooks by sector out to 2050 in five different scenarios.
  • How and where is the power sector decarbonizing?
    Combine long-term power consumption outlooks with the sector’s emissions sources, revealing where the big targets for decarbonization exist across countries.
  • What is the long-term outlook for a hydrogen economy?
    Search for the hydrogen market forecast to understand where the market will really exist and in what timeframe.
  • Who is best prepared to adapt to the energy transition?
    Dive into company portfolios, understand their balance of oil vs gas weighted assets and know where they are entering or exiting. See how market leaders are adjusting strategies for the sector’s next phase.
  • Is this a good deal?
    Rapidly evaluate potential acquisitions: from the balance sheet, debt and stock performance, through to exploration performance history, appetite for risk, and technical innovation.
  • How will Governments adapt to an economy less dominated by oil?
    Who are the champions for progressive fiscal and environmental policies and where has this been successfully implemented?
  • Which markets are most rapidly adopting electric vehicles and ripe for infrastructure upgrades?
    Search for electric vehicle registrations by market and combine with infrastructure data to determine the best places for capital expenditures

IHS Markit Data Lake

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Yaacov Mutnikas

He and his team drive the vision and roadmap for IHS Markit’s technology strategy across all product lines. He is also responsible for the firm’s data scientists who are focused on how we can combine our leading data sets with advanced analytics to deliver innovative solutions to customers. Mr. Mutnikas brings more than thirty years of experience from previous roles as senior advisor to the Bank of England, head of risk architecture at the FSA, head of business architecture at Bridgewater and CTO at Algorithmics. He holds both the Master of Science in philosophy of science from Kings College London and Master of Science in finance and investment banking from Reading University, United Kingdom.

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Gilberto Diaz

He partners with internal and external clients and a team of experienced product managers, data scientists and technologists who are at the forefront of innovations in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud and alternative data.With 20 years' experience in various roles across fintech start-ups, top-tier investment banks, and hedge funds, he has applied quantitative, analytical and technical expertise to drive enterprise-wide transformation initiatives.He holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Fordham's Gabelli School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Craig Zolan

Prior to joining IHS Markit, he was Head of Market Data Services at Millennium Management where he was responsible for locating and managing all data acquired by the hedge fund. Prior to Millennium, he spent 12 years at BlackRock in a variety of roles. His most recent role was the Global Head of Index and Data Solutions, responsible for developing BlackRock's index and data strategy as well as managing all data acquired by the asset manager. Earlier in his tenure he led a legal team responsible globally for all vendor contracting. Mr. Zolan earned his J.D. from University of Colorado School of Law, US and holds a B.A. in Government and Business from Skidmore College, US.

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