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HPCC Systems blog contributors are engineers, data scientists, and fellow community members who want to share knowledge, tips, and other helpful information happening in the HPCC Systems community. Check this blog regularly for insights into how HPCC Systems technology can put big data analytics to work for your own needs.

George Foreman on 05/18/2022
When Kennesaw State University was looking for a challenge for their Hackathon, we suggested using HPCC Systems to link families to disconnected young adults at risk of homelessness and sex trafficking. Read on to find out more how the results may impact people's lives for years to come.
Roger Dev on 05/10/2022
ECL Provides a powerful capability to combine the benefits of declarative programming (ECL) with those of procedural languages such as C++, Java, or Python. This is known as Embedding. This guide provides a comprehensive review of various methods and patterns for Python Embedding within ECL programs. It reviews elementary embedding techniques, and provides a guide to several more advanced embedding patterns.
Hugo Watanuki on 04/18/2022
Over the last few years the University of São Paulo and LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group have formed a partnership with the goal of building an academic program focused on teaching, learning, researching and extension activities in Brazil leveraging HPCC Systems. Learn how all of this came to fruition.
Shamser Ahmed on 04/06/2022
How do you manage costs when running Big Data on the cloud? The latest new features and enhancements in ECL Watch delivers tools to help understand and control those costs. This blogs focuses on the tools provided with clear direction on protecting yourself from accruing unwanted costs when running Big Data on the Cloud.
Jessica Lorti on 03/25/2022

HPCC Systems has a robust Academic Program that collaborates with colleges, universities, high schools and institutions of higher learning around the world.

One such collaboration with the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in Bengaluru, India, has resulted in a new publication:

Akhilesh Badhri on 03/22/2022
We know our big data analytics solution makes it easy for users to get up and running fast. While we demonstrate this through our training courses, documentation, tutorials and blog, what can be better than hearing it from a user who wants to share their experience and tips to the rest of our open source community. In this blog, Akhilesh Badhri talks about his HPCC Systems and ECL adoption journey.
Roshan Bhandari on 03/21/2022
Processing data on the cloud using Virtual Machines can be expensive. Luckily, Roshan Bhandari has been researching how to save a considerable amount of money by running your VM using Azure Spot instances. Knowing the right times of day and types of data to best utilize this resource can be instrumental in cost savings. Read on to find out more.
Jessica Lorti on 03/07/2022
We are pleased to announce that HPCC Systems has earned the Community Choice award from SourceForge. To be eligible, a project must have more than 10,000 downloads on the SourceForge platform alone. This honor is awarded only to select projects that have reached significant milestones in terms of downloads and user engagement from the SourceForge community.
Carina Wang on 02/24/2022
In today’s world, security in our schools is critical for a healthy learning environment. The need for that security has inspired a High School student to design a facial recognition interface using HPCC Systems GNN bundle, to identify these potential threats by utilizing the camera built into the school’s security robot. Please read on to find out how she did it.
David de Hilster on 02/16/2022
When we use our smart phones, we are used to texting each other using our own native language, often a second language (more and more people are multi-lingual), and something newer than text: emojis. Not only do smart phones have to deal with all this, servers, databases, text processors, and even machine learning have to be able to navigate this strange world of modern text. But how do they do it?