Retail x Digitalization: How to Use Technology to Overcome Today’s Challenges

digitalization in retailMore than a year has passed since we entered this strange new era. Besides its obvious disadvantages, COVID-19 has also brought the renaissance of everything digital. Many industries have started to catch up and reshape their operations to become disruptors in these disrupted times. What about retail? How can retailers ensure that they stay on […]

Candidate experience in our tech recruitment

candidate experienceOur employees have always been the soul of our successful business. We are grateful and proud to have an amazing team that is able to scale even when the whole world is in crisis. Recruitment isn’t only about the company seeking out the greatest talent, though; it’s also about the candidates choosing the  role that […]

Data backwards compatibility: Evolving your database with no downtime

evolving dataEvolving data structures in a continuously operated application with a NoSQL database can be challenging. These are some of the experiences we’ve had so far in the development and operation of AODocs, a cloud-native, serverless document management system used by millions of users all around the world. No downtime I’m not saying I miss developing […]

Join us and work with Google

careersWe imagine great things, work hard, and support each other along the road. Check our open positions and if you think there’s a fit, drop us a line. Open positions Big Data Architect Location: Germany Aliz is conquering the world by building scalable applications, IT infrastructures, big data, and machine learning solutions as a certified […]

Being an Official Google Cloud Partner: What comes with the Badges?

google partner badgeWe flash some cool “bling” on our website; in addition to our branding, we show off our Official Google Cloud Partner badges.  What is a Google Cloud Partner, anyway? Why the badge? As a proud Google Cloud Premier Partner, we have been thoroughly vetted by Google on our technical expertise using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) […]

Code review culture at Aliz: why and how we review code

code reviewCode review has become a pretty widespread agile technique in software companies, but it’s often misused. Sometimes it becomes a competitive sport between developers. Sometimes it’s just the lead developer correcting their subordinates’ work as a teacher corrects homework. Sometimes it’s just a glance over the pull request (PR) before merging, a mandatory and useless […]

5 ways startups can benefit from using Google Cloud technology

Google Cloud for startupsThe startup sphere is as rewarding as is it grueling. The highs are mountainous, but the lows can be, well, you get it. That’s why it’s extremely important to set you and your team up for success from the get-go. Many startups have opted to use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) solutions as the technical foundation […]

Application operation on GCP

application operation on gcpAt Aliz, we specialize in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) solutions. Our team participates in the development of a successful document management platform called AODocs, a truly cloud-native solution. We’d like to show you how we leverage certain GCP services during the development and operations of this application. Using a banana for scale, AODocs has about […]

Recommendations: from vanilla to personalization – Part III.

personalization-11Here’s Part III. of my series about Machine Learning and personalization – read the first article here, and the second one here. How to personalize recommendations Simply recommending specific and relevant products to customers cannot be called “personalization.” To really personalize recommendations, beyond the what question, we need to grasp the bigger picture by addressing […]