Digital Cloud Platform in the Financial World

A major insurance company in the Netherlands wanted to set up a cloud data platform to develop data-driven solutions. They selected ALTEN as a partner to co-source their departments with highly skilled professionals to realize this platform in Amazon Web Services (AWS) based on a datalake with over a hundred sources.

ALTEN activities

ALTEN professionals worked with the departments on the following activities:

  • Implementing and developing the datalake
  • Ingesting new internal and external sources
  • Developing data pipelines, both streaming and batch
  • Developing a Software Factory: CI/CD pipelines for continuous delivery
  • Challenging on Data Strategy and Architecture
  • Within the DevOps team taking on development as well as operations roles
  • Advising and implementing platform improvements like cost management, containerization etc.
  • Business Information Analyses
  • Product owner and Scrum master roles

ALTEN added value Knowledge

  • Scaling up a team within six months
  • Advising on Data Strategy
  • Improving delivery of business value
  • Improving velocity and predictability of the teams
  • Bringing in more AWS knowledge

Software and skills

  • AWS Datalake
  • AWS Data Services: Glue, Athena, etc.
  • AWS Cloud Platform: Lambda, Cloud Formation Template, SQS, SNS, EC2, ECS
  • Python
  • Microsoft PowerBI
  • Atlassian: Bamboo, Bitbucket, Jira
  • Azure DevOps
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE)


A large team with a diverse range of roles has been set up that was able to realize a data platform in AWS that consists of

  • a datalake with 100+ sources
  • ingestion of all their data
  • publication of ‘fit-for-purpose’ data
  • a Business intelligence (ETL) engine
  • publication of a dashboard and reports

A long-term, on-going partnership has been established in which DevOps teams with ALTEN consultants further develop and maintain the platform.