Category: Cloud

Three great projects developed in 46 hours for GovHack 2018

September 14, 2018

Our Canberra and Sydney teams recently participated in GovHack 2018. In Canberra, the teams developed Communities Skin Health – A mobile application that identifies skin conditions Insolvencies Fact or Spin – A model that predicts personal insolvency using a deep learning algorithm In Sydney, the team developed ‘Beat the Heat’  – a dashboard to communicate

Brand and Campaign Management analysis with Twitter data in 60 minutes?

August 24, 2018

Garry Farrell – Managing Consultant – Altis Consulting Have you ever wondered whether your tweets on Twitter are having an impact on your followers and clients?  If you have, the good news is that Microsoft has created an easy to use template to help you get your Twitter analysis up and running in just one

Azure Data Factory Templates with Data Lake

August 16, 2018

Altis have been working on a number of projects to assist our customers move their data and analytics workloads to the Azure Cloud.  In this blog, James Mitchell from our Canberra office shares some project details and insights into one of these successful projects, where we established a new data warehouse environment in Microsoft Azure

Powering modern analytics with Power Bi

July 27, 2018

By Khai Tan, Managing Consultant Altis recently assisted  BAI Communications (BAI) in Australia with the implementation of their new Reporting and Analytics Platform. On the new platform, we delivered their first Power BI dashboard to monitor Digital Television (DTV) service performance at all Broadcast Australia (a BAI communications company) tower sites. Information is presented using ArcGIS maps

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