OVERVIEW

The Alto Data Analytics platform aims to reduce the gap between users and the information they seek.

We developed our own cloud-based technology, to make it easy for our clients to search across thousands of data sources – emails, enterprise data, web forums, social networks, news articles, presentations, multimedia feeds and even dark web information.

BACKGROUND

Successful organizations require continuous feedback and useful insights. The information they need is available across thousands of Internet sources and enterprise channels, and is often scattered across disconnected systems where it rapidly grows, changes format and becomes increasingly difficult to reach and analyze every day.

HOW IT WORKS

Our technical team integrates and maps all relevant source information, regardless of type or volume, into a single, coherent model. The diverse text blocks, hyperlinks, proper names, references and identifiers are harvested into the Alto Analyzer platform, where they are transformed into a network of precisely defined nodes with unique properties and relationships.

A stream of fresh data flows continuously from all the data sources of interest into the designated client project defined on the Alto Analytics platform. Each project has its own sophisticated analytic and filtering rules, which ensure the high quality and focus of incoming information. Thanks to strict security rules, only authorized users can access the data.

Users search based on free text keywords and a wide array filtering options. They can work with multiple data sources at once, identify most active trends, visualize relationships and data distribution from various angles, discover unknown connections and subtle sentiments, bring out hidden patterns, and share insights with their colleagues from any laptop, tablet or smartphone.

CLOUD-BASED TECHNOLOGY

We use secure high-performance cloud-based technology for all our clients. The Alto Analyzer is designed and scaled to provide real-time access to all information, no matter how big the data.

DEDICATED SERVERS

We have dedicated servers for each client to ensure secure and clean data delivery. We trace, track and interpret all data to deliver the highest quality results. We guarantee precision, accuracy and reliability of data and results.

NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Our Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms take full advantage of the ‘semantic web’, covering news and conversations in over 53 languages and 10 million geographic name locations across the globe. By cross-referencing these with more than 30 million sites in over 125 countries we’re able to filter out digital noise and deliver clear metrics, reports and insights on a granular level.

In the realm of social media, we also guarantee 100% coverage of areas of interest and automatic detection of new viral information sources, as well as access to historical data.

We use proprietary localization and anti-duplicate algorithms to prevent mixing data from different regions with the same language and to eliminate repeat posts.

DASHBOARD & MODULES

The dashboard area allows users to perform internal searches on graphs by timeframe or by words, generate professional reports and display results.

To make results more personalized, users can adjust the dashboard font and logo to match their organization’s brand.

Users can also configure the Alto Analyzer dashboard by selecting from over 27 modules, including Results, Conversations, Contents Shared, Authors, Summary, Trends, Bar Chart, Themes, Social Map, Live Results, Compare, Rose Chart, Sentiment, Cluster Chart, Publishers, Text, Heat Map, Countries, Languages, and Page Break.

Each one of the dashboard modules can be streamed directly to a screen in TV Mode or exported as a report in PDF format, including a cover page, name of the creator, date and title. Dashboard data can also be integrated into any existing third party CRM or ERP system.

TV MODE

To avoid the noise and distractions of a typical graphic interface when giving a presentation or when creating a live stream for the office, we created TV Mode. This feature allows users to display the dashboard module results in high-definition, on a full-screen, on any size TV or via a projector.

SEARCH

The Alto Analyzer search allows for simple and advanced search. It’s as easy as a Google search; just enter a keyword and go. Results are tabulated immediately and presented in an intuitive display.

The Alto Analyzer search area gives users maximum flexibility. They can adjust the types of results they would like to view, choose from various graphic displays (trends, countries, themes, etc.), and configure the time period.

Users can also check the relevance of the search. The Alto Analyzer weighs the relevance of each of the key words with respect to the configured ecosystem or sector. Additionally, it shows the relative percentages of the sources of the result as well as a demographic split.

ADVANCED SEARCH

The Advanced Search area gives users even more control over their search criteria from including names or nick names, marking gender, selecting languages, countries, time zones, or digital media source.

The Alto Analyzer also allows users to send results by mail, export them as CSV or Excel files, set up a Smart Alert, add tags or remove the search.

SMART ALERTS

We provide real-time Smart Alerts through the Alto Analytics dashboard, email or other messaging systems for the early identification of trends or anomalies such as high volumes of traffic, trending issues, and comments form important influencers.

SUPPORT

We’re available to help our clients with technical questions at any time. We also work with each client to help identify key metrics and build a custom suite of intelligent semantic rules to make sure users start getting actionable insights from the Alto Analyzer right away. The rules can be changed at any time to reflect changing priorities.

SEARCH

Users inquire the data through a natural language, search centric interface, based on free text keywords and a wide array filtering options.

The query language offers full support for logical operators, nested phrases and a predefined set of target fields where the query criteria are to be matched. Users can also limit any analysis to a desired period and a subset of sources, data types, authors, languages, locations, tags or sentiments.

SECURITY AND DATA INTEGRITY

Security mechanisms are inherent in the software’s architecture, keeping users actions and private data well protected and visible only to clients with rights on a group and project level.

COLLECTION AND STORAGE

Our harvesting module offers a variety of data collection options, with a built-in framework for data streaming, formatting and consolidation.

Our storage engine acts as a central repository, capable of holding massive collections of heterogeneous content in a NoSQL container.

OUR PLATFORM

The Alto Analyzer platform comprises a suite of software modules for integrating, structuring and processing the data from many different sources.

UNIFIED MODULING

Alto Analyzer models data as a graph of objects and relationships – illustrating Internet entities like conversations, authors, shares and references, their relevant properties, and the connections between them.

Each new source is analyzed carefully to extract the maximum amount of information possible and to model it in an intuitive way that reflects how people naturally conceive of information.

PRIVACY & SECURITY CONTROLS

Security mechanisms are inherent in the software’s architecture, keeping users actions and private data well protected and visible only to clients with rights on a group and project level.

COLLABORATION

The Alert & Exchange module, sophisticated insight exporting features and multi-level tagging functionality, create a secure environment in which multiple users can simultaneously analyze and share the same data.

The Alto platform supports collaboration across organizational and functional boundaries. It provides shared access to data results and visualizations between users, across low-bandwidth and high-latency networks, desktop stations and mobile devices, and always while preserving data security and integrity.

MODULARITY & APIs

The Alto Analyzer platform is based on a highly modular software stack. From source integration, data storage, filtering and processing, to a modularized user interface, it has been designed as a flexible extendible system, capable of handling fine-grained and big-data projects, and of delivering divergent insights based on client needs.

Results are delivered through a wide array of channels and formats, including REST and SOAP APIs, Excel sheets, CSV and XML files, JSON, or HTML and PDF exports.

ROBUST ANALYTICS & SEARCH ENGINE

All incoming data stored and processed by platform components feed into the powerful Alto Analyzer search engine, which offers on-the-fly insights and visualizations of any subset of data determined by the free-text search queries.

The query language offers full support for logical operators, nested phrases and a predefined set of target fields where the query criteria are to be matched. Users may also limit any analysis to a desired time period and a subset of sources, data types, authors, languages, locations, tags or sentiments.

Users can explore divergent lines of reasoning, and bookmark their steps along the way with tags, alerts channels, dashboard modules or exports to various formats, to be able to jump back to earlier points in their investigation.

Analysts can share and export insights without losing their own work. User activity and insights within the same system are accumulated and form a knowledge base that can be further leveraged by the organization.

DATA MINING

The data mining process is carried by multiple platform modules with built-in algorithmic capabilities, aimed at making sense of large-scale heterogeneous data sets. This is achieved by automatically identifying and classifying the data’s attributes and features, and by combining related data entities into clusters.

The Alto Analyzer platform is a unique place where massive datasets are compiled and analyzed on the fly, providing insightful multi-angle views of data clusters and graphs bound along diverse axes.

SCALE

The platform is capable of handling peta- and terabyte scale data through its modular architecture, which supports different harvesting, storage, processing and indexing systems.

The platform modules work in pipeline or in parallel, making use of high-scalability features of modern enterprise platforms like JavaEE and BigData containers as well as Hadoop processing services. Results are made immediately available to users through a search centric interface, API endpoints and built-in alerting system.