Ariel Partners developed a microservice integrating Bright Power utility reporting information systems with Fannie Mae for disclosure reporting and data warehouse reporting, supporting Fannie Mae’s $50B Green Loan initiative. Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association, FNMA) created the Fannie Mae Green Financing program to provide preferred pricing to borrowers who a) Implement energy and water-saving upgrades (Fannie Mae Green Rewards), or b) obtain a green certification (Green Building Certification Pricing Break). The information provided by the integration microservice is used, in part, to support Fannie Mae’s disclosures to investors.
Ariel consultants work with HBO’s Digital Products division building tools and technologies to support HBO’s flagship HBO GO, HBO NOW, and website media streaming platforms. Ariel provided Full-Stack Developers working with cutting-edge technologies on the PERN stack (PostgreSQL, Express, ReactJS/Redux and Node.JS). Ariel consultants developed a set of tools to facilitate on-boarding and off-boarding of new staff that automates and centralizes provisioning of Enterprise tools such as GitHub, WebStorm, Slack, VictorOps, YouTrack, BlueJeans, and Artifactory. Ariel consultants created a permissioning micro service to centralize authorization across internally-developed applications. Ariel consultants are working with HBO teams to develop a platform for capturing and reporting performance metrics that will be used to analyze service usage, detect outages, watch deployments and generate alerts. The platform uses custom analytics and leverages Grafana for visualizations. All applications are developed using an AWS-cloud based DevOps pipeline that enables rapid development of new applications with development, staging, and production instances all running in cloud-based Docker containers. 100% automated test coverage is maintained for every application and micro-service using a combination of unit tests (using mocha/chai/sinon) and feature-based integration tests (using CucumberJS/selenium/protractor). This approach (100% automated testing coverage, 100% DevOps automation from development to production) has drastically reduced HBO’s system administration costs, enabling HBO to focus more on developing compelling new user experiences.
Ariel placed some of the most specialized financial technologists for Liquidnet. We have retained Full-Stack Developers and Architects with PM/BA skills, UX/UI Designers, and a Senior WPF/C# developer to augment Liquidnet’s Trading Technology with a real-time front-end trading application.
VectorMAX provides a one-of-a-kind carrier-grade software solution at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. Their IPTV software based multicast offers a quick and cost-effective pathway to IPTV thereby avoiding the complexities of traditional hardware solutions.
Ariel is providing Kanban and Agile coaching across the entire IT organization consisting of multiple teams, multiple sites worldwide, and more than 100 people. We trained teams on agile requirements, metrics, User Stories, estimation and planning, and the systems thinking approach to implementing Kanban.
For PBF Energy, Ariel Partners taught multiple workshops on user stories, story splitting, reducing work in progress, and the systems thinking approach to implementing Kanban (STATIK), and worked directly with the teams to redesign their Kanban process. This was done post initial assessment to determine gaps in client’s Kanban practice implemented within 2 large IT teams in comparison to industry practices and other lessons learnt from Ariel’s practical experience.