Category: Cloud

AI: 3 weeks and you are improving your organisation

February 8, 2018

To compete and grow sustainable advantage, organisations need trustworthy insight derived from data. The challenge is how to do this quickly and effectively, especially with every vendor claiming they have the “Silver Bullet.” 3 weeks to an outcome If you work for a company or department that lacks trained and experienced Data Scientists, then your

Using SSIS within Azure Data Factory V2  

January 30, 2018

Dawie Kruger recently led a data warehousing project, that was implemented using all Azure PaaS components. Azure Data Factory version 2 was used to transform data from the on-premises data sources into to Azure SQL DB, and in this blog Dawie reviews the new SSIS functionality in Azure Data Factory.  Overview  SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) has been the ETL tool provided with SQL Server

Optimising performance of Spark Streaming applications on AWS EMR

January 17, 2018

by Neha Kaul, Senior Consultant in our Sydney team Altis recently delivered a real-time analytics platform using Apache Spark Streaming on AWS EMR with real-time data being streamed from AWS Kinesis Streams. In this blog post we provide insights into the key optimisation techniques that were applied to improve performance. These techniques include: Data partitioning