Category: Data & Analytics

Join the “tour de force” of AWS and Snowflake

July 18, 2019

To Data Lake, Data Hub, Data Warehouse is not the question. Which cloud platform to put your Snowflake instance on is the question – talk to Altis about the answer. For those contemplating re-architecting or greenfields data lakes/data hubs/data warehouses in a cloud environment, talk to Altis about why you should be considering the “tour

I have Power BI, do I need a data warehouse?

June 5, 2019

By Kent Teague, Managing Consultant, Melbourne With the rapid spread of data visualisation tools like Power BI and Tableau, often outside of IT, Altis is commonly asked: is the data warehouse dead? Can’t I just grab the data and create my own reports? This article will talk to the continued importance of understanding the business

Snowflake released on Azure in Australia!

May 30, 2019

by Dawie Kruger, Microsoft Azure Practice Lead It was great to attend the launch of Snowflake on Azure. Having implemented the Snowflake solution on AWS for more than 6 clients, it is great to see the addition of the Microsoft Azure infrastructure.  For those of you wondering what Azure services are being utilized here is

Passing GCP’s Professional Cloud Architect exam

May 14, 2019

By Margaret Chan – GCP Practice Lead, New Zealand Altis recently launched our new cloud practice focused on Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP) and as the NZ GCP Practice Lead I recently sat the Professional Cloud Architect exam.  In this blog I will share my learnings and thoughts through the certification journey.  Hopefully this will be

Managing self-service BI teams

April 2, 2019

  By Katrina Pilcher, RM and Mythili Baker, Head of Innovation     Growth in the adoption of self-service BI tools and increasing data literacy across organisations is leading to an increase in the number of individuals across the business who want to and who have access to be able to perform their own analytics.

Putting together a roadmap to guide your Data & Analytics journey

February 26, 2019

By Chris Kearns, Regional Manager, Altis UK   Consider the following four scenarios and ask yourself which is closest to your organisation: Scenario 1: Your organisation relies on an army of people to manually create a mountain of spreadsheets/PowerPoint slides to provide information to support decision making. Different people create similar siloed reports that don’t