Tag: Altis Consulting

Cost-effective XML storage and querying at scale

October 31, 2019

by Aleck Kulabukhov, Managing Consultant Sydney   Introduction XML parsing is a compute-expensive exercise. XML is quite a popular way to store unstructured data so we often face a “Big XML Dilemma” – we can either: pre-parse XML, extract the required fields and store them in a most efficient and fast-to-query way (such as Data

How to customise the axis in Power BI

September 4, 2019

by Phoebe Parker – Consultant, Altis Melbourne   Recently, a client asked if it was possible to customise the axis on a line graph in Power BI, as there was no option for it in any menus. We did not want to change the chart type, as it was still the best way to visualise

Choosing the RIGHT internship for you!

August 27, 2019

So you have been inundated with information about upcoming internships and graduate positions, now it’s time to make the choice. Here are a few tips when looking to apply for the right internship for you: BE PREPARED. Most intern applications require current transcripts and an up to date resume. Make sure you include information that

Getting the most from Power BI – Attend a User Group

August 5, 2019

Ian Stuart, Principle Consultant, Altis UK   I have been attending the London Power BI User Group for a few years now and I heartily recommend going along to it or to your local one.  Mary Fealty was the main presenter at the last event and she described the London meetup as “the biggest on

Tired of the hidden costs and limitations of your current RDBMS for Data & Analytics workloads?

July 24, 2019

Richard Roose, NSW Delivery Lead shares his views on where Snowflake fits into a Data and Analytics architecture.   Whilst RDBMS’s have long been used for traditional transactional workloads (OLTP), the focus of this discussion is on their use for Data & Analytics workloads (OLAP).   In a world of on-premise vs. on-premise cloud vs.

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

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

Altis obtains Gold Cloud Platform Competency in Microsoft

January 16, 2019

A great way to start 2019 with Altis being awarded our Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency. This goes hand in hand with our Gold Competencies in Data Analytics and Data Platform. If you would like to know more about our offering on the Azure Platform, have a look at our Microsoft Azure Practice Page or contact us.  

“Soft Skills” vs “Technical” problem solving. Whats the difference?

October 12, 2018

Neil Sparrow, Managing Consultant, Altis London When I started my career as a technical guy I firmly believed that “problem solving” in the realms of “technical” i.e implementing a specific system vs  “soft skills” such as business analysis were worlds apart. Over the last decade, working in mixed projects covering both aspects, I have changed my