Tag: AWS

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

Amazon’s Machine Learning platform SageMaker has been released – First thoughts

December 13, 2017

One of our Melbourne Data Scientists, Jeremiah Mannings, shares his thoughts on Amazon’s Machine Learning platform, SageMaker. AWS has finally released SageMaker! (https://aws.amazon.com/sagemaker/) catching up in the market to other offerings such as Azure ML Studio. In typical Amazon style, they have taken all the good aspects of other automated Machine Learning cloud environments, improved

AWS re:invent 2017 – Data and Analytics Announcements.  

December 6, 2017

Every year, we take a look at the avalanche of announcements made at AWS re:invent and explore the possibilities offered by new Big Data and Analytics products and services.   Following the trend from last year, the focus has been put on the Data and Analytics stack, especially in the Artificial Intelligence and the Machine Learning spaces. But first, before we take a look

Image Analytics with Machine Learning

September 25, 2017

by Jeremiah Mannings Image analytics, deep learning and neural networks are terms thrown around all day on platforms like LinkedIn, but what can they really do for your business? Here at Altis, we have been working to provide an answer to that problem. Sure, the technology is really cool, but it would be even cooler

Big data on AWS – a project success story

July 21, 2017

An Altis project team in Sydney went live this week, with a new big data solution on AWS for a family restaurant chain with over 900 locations across Australia. What made this a big data project and a success? Typically big data is described in terms of the 3 Vs – velocity, volume and variety.

Big Data Navigational Aids

June 22, 2017

Altis’ CEO, John Hoffman, shares some insights into how to successfully navigate the Big Data landscape. I am sure many of you flinched when you first saw this graphic on the Big Data landscape when it was published by Matt Turk in April. For those of you who missed it, have a look and weep.

Altis obtains two additional AWS Service Delivery Accreditations

May 4, 2017

After obtaining AWS Redshift Service Delivery Accreditation earlier this year, Altis has obtained a further two accreditations for AWS EMR and AWS Lambda. Altis was the first AWS Consulting Partner in ANZ to obtain this recognition for RedShift and for EMR.   In combination, these three AWS services represent the backbone of modern big data

AWS Summit: moving up the stack and technology convergence

April 11, 2017

Our AWS Practice Lead Guillaume Jaudouin attended the latest AWS Sydney Summit last week. Read on to hear Guillaume’s key takeaways from this event. As is becoming usual, the AWS Sydney Summit was packed (6,000+ attendees), loud and intense. The keynote line up was impressive and the summit was the place to be for anyone

Altis receives AWS RedShift Service Delivery accreditation

February 7, 2017

On the back of delivering a number of successful AWS RedShift projects to our clients, Altis has been officially recognised as an AWS RedShift Service Delivery partner. If you need assistance with an AWS RedShift implementation, reach out to our AWS practice lead Guillaume Jaudouin, who will be more than happy to assist you.