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We’ve Been Busy Growing the Altocloud Team, and We’re Not Done Yet!

We are really excited to welcome eight new team members. This talented bunch are already making a big impact, in areas from software development to data science and customer-facing roles including customer success and sales.

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Frontend Architecture and Data Visualization

Your front end application is the medium through which your customers engage with your product. Putting serious thought into your front end architecture is key to ensuring high code quality, efficient development flows and a consistently great user experience.
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The Life of Data at Altocloud

Building resilient distributed systems that enable large scale data processing in real-time is hard.

The presentation given below by our Chief Data Scientist (Maciej) introduces Altocloud's data platform utilising Apache Spark, Kafka, and Cassandra to track and analyse millions of events per day.

The system was designed to serve some of the following use cases in a reliable and highly scalable manner:

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How to be Agile with Apache Spark

By Conor Fennell | February 18, 2016

Over the last few years Agile has become a bit of an overloaded term in software development. Having Daily Scrums, a Scrum Master or even working in time boxes doesn't mean your team is Agile, although they are using relevant practices.
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Altocloud's Infrastructure from 30,000 feet

By Colm Hally | November 20, 2015


If you’ve heard about Altocloud, you’ve probably heard mention of our scalable data analytics platform. Today, I’d like to delve a little deeper into our infrastructure, providing some background on the microservices architecture and Apache Spark deployment that allows us to deliver realtime analytics at scale.


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Improve Marketo campaigns with Altocloud’s proactive engagement

By Ismael Rivera | November 12, 2015

Marketo is one of the leading marketing automation solutions on the market.  Marketo offers a set of powerful tools for automated campaigns, allowing for better prospect profiling and streamlining of the sales process.

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The Atomization of Big Data

By Joe Smyth, CTO | October 19, 2015

Big Data is everywhere – from business to healthcare and science, what was once rare is now ubiquitous. But drowning a problem in an ocean of data does not solve the problem. However, the Atomization of Big Data - taking data back to the specific individual - can provide actionable insights and provide context that can aid in the application of those insights.

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Why Altocloud uses D3.js for data visualization

By Darragh Kirwan, Software Engineer | October 6, 2015

When developing data visualizations, our focus is always on finding the best way to present the data to our customers. Each chart should provide actionable insights into different elements of their user’s behaviour.

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Contextual Communication - Altocloud and Cisco Context Service

By Joe Smyth, CTO | March 17, 2015

Editor’s note: 17 March 2015 - Cisco today announced Cisco Context Service at Enterprise Connect 2015 in Orlando FL (announced here by Tod Famous, Cisco product line manager). Altocloud’s integration with Context Service is already available and being demonstrated by Cisco in their booth (#1205) at the show. Blog updated with screenshots. See also the other big Altocloud announcements at the show.

Taking action with a single view of the Customer Journey

What if you could get a single view of your customer’s journey across all their touch-points, as it happens in real-time? What if you could bring web, mobile and contact center together into one seamless view? Now imagine if you could do it without a big IT project and armies of expensive consultants. With Altocloud and Cisco Context Service you can positively impact customer experiences with a single view of the customer journey, leveraging some simple web APIs. 

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Resist the Tyranny of Cloud IaaS Lock-In!

By Joe Smyth, CTO | June 6, 2014

Like many software startups today, Altocloud has a relatively compact development team rapidly iterating enterprise-class software as a service (SaaS) solutions that need to be instantly deployable to customers across the globe. Agile methodologies, architectural flexibility and smart use of cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) are key ingredients for success.

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