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ALPHARETTA (SEPTEMBER 29, 2014) – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced its inaugural HPCC Systems Developer Contest. Developers and other technical professionals have the opportunity to demonstrate how they leveraged HPCC Systems to solve either a Big Data or Complex Query problem. HPCC Systems® is the company’s open-source, enterprise-proven platform for big data analysis and processing for large volumes of data in 24/7 environments.

“We look forward to learning more about the experiences developers and other companies are having by leveraging HPCC Systems to solve their unique challenges,” said Flavio Villanustre, Vice President, Products and Infrastructure, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis. “To entice the technical community to enter the case study contest, we are offering some cool prizes, including Google Glass Explorer Edition technology for first place, a Go Pro Hero3+ Silver Edition Video Camera for second place, and Bose® IE2 Audio Headphones Ear buds for the first top 10 successful case study submissions.”

HPCC Systems underpins the data services of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, with revenues of $1.46 billion. LexisNexis creates data, risk, analytics and anti-fraud solutions for customers in financial services, insurance, government, health care and retail.

The U.S.-only contest is now open and runs through Feb. 27, 2015. Entrants must meet case study requirements and acknowledge the different rules as provided at contest@hpccsystems.com. More information can be found athttp://solutions.lexisnexis.com/HPCC_Developer_Contest_2014. First and second place winners will be announced by Mar. 30, 2015.

Judges will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:
• overall completeness of case study (50% weighting);
• ability to demonstrate a “before” and “after” story (20% weighting);
• complexity of the original problem (10% weighting); and
• include an architecture, diagram or data flow (20% weighting).

About HPCC Systems®
HPCC Systems® from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions offers a proven, data-intensive supercomputing platform designed for the enterprise to process and deliver Big Data analytical solutions. HPCC Systems offers a consistent data-centric programming language, two processing platforms and a single architecture for efficient processing. Customers, such as financial institutions, insurance carriers, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, federal government and other enterprise-class organizations leverage the HPCC Systems technology through LexisNexis® products and services. For more information, visit http://hpccsystems.com.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of professional information solutions across a number of sectors.

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