Tag: Developer tools

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

Part 2: Watson Conversation Entity & Dialog Design

November 1, 2017

The second in a 3 part blog series by Melbourne consultant Jeremiah Mannings  Introduction This is the second part in a series of Watson Conversation API articles that aims to cover the design and development of a finance-based chatbot. To check out the first article here! In this part of the series, we are going to

Spark on Windows 10

September 6, 2017

The third in a series of blogs from Anandraj Jagadeesan, talks us through downloading Apache Spark on Windows 10, using the new Ubuntu environment. About Spark Apache Spark is a fast and general-purpose cluster computing system. It provides high-level APIs in Java, Scala, Python and R, and an optimized engine that supports general execution graphs. It

Installing Ubuntu Bash for Windows 10

July 6, 2017

Anandraj Jagadeesan, a Managing Consultant with Altis in Sydney, shares his experience of installing Ubuntu Bash in a Windows 10 environment.   PLEASE NOTE: Since this blog post was written, Microsoft has made improvements and has released the WSL2 version and installation steps and system requirements have changed. Click Here for updated installation steps. For