HPCC Frequently Asked Questions - About HPCC Systems
HPCC Systems from LexisNexis Risk Solutions offers a proven, open-source, data-intensive supercomputing platform designed for the enterprise to solve big data problems. As an alternative to Hadoop, the HPCC Platform offers a consistent data-centric programming language, two data platforms and a single architecture for efficient processing. Customers who already leverage the HPCC Platform through LexisNexis products and services include banks, insurance companies, law enforcing agencies, federal government and other enterprise-class organizations.
LexisNexis has created a small, dedicated group called HPCC Systems to better interact with the open source community and deliver enterprise-ready, open source solutions to organizations with big data challenges.
HPCC Systems offers the HPCC platform which includes the programming language called Enterprise Control Language (ECL), the Roxie data delivery engine and the Thor data refinery cluster. The platform is based on high performance computing cluster (HPCC) technology and offers a consistent data-centric programming language, two data platforms and a single architecture for efficient processing. HPCC Systems offers a (free) community version, access to its technology platform and an enterprise-ready version that includes support, training and consulting.
HPCC Systems from LexisNexis Risk Solutions has a 10-year track record of proven, enterprise-ready data-intensive supercomputing. LexisNexis is an organization with more than 35 years of experience in managing big data and for developing the technology platforms to handle large amounts of data. LexisNexis is best known for its legal, media and online databases. The LexisNexis Risk Solutions division is best known for its data, technology and analytics to locate people, businesses, assets; verify identity and prevent and predict fraud. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a $1.5 billion business unit of LexisNexis, a $6 billion information solutions company. LexisNexis is owned by Reed Elsevier, which had revenues of $12 billion in 2010.
HPCC Systems offers a community version (free) access to its technology platform and an enterprise-ready version that includes support, training and consulting. Read more about how HPCC differs from Hadoop.