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HPCC Systems blog contributors are engineers and data scientists who for years have enabled LexisNexis customers to use big data to fulfill critical missions, gain competitive advantage, or unearth new discoveries. Check this blog regularly for insights into how HPCC Systems technology can put big data to work for your own organization.

Jessica Lorti on 05/11/2018
The idea of self-driving cars has long fascinated mankind, but most thought it was a topic so far fetched it could only exist in a child’s cartoon. Yet today, this dream is becoming a reality.
Jessica Lorti on 04/27/2018
In 2016, more than 4000 workers died on the job in the US, and there were nearly 3 million private-sector work-related injuries. Yet a key component of workplace safety, the protective hard hat, has remained largely unchanged over the past 60 years. GuardHat, Inc. aims to save lives and prevent injuries with a smart hardhat — a wearable, Internet of Things platform in an industrial hardhat form-factor.
Jessica Lorti on 04/27/2018
On April 19, 2018, HPCC Systems hosted the latest edition of The Download: Tech Talks. This series of workshops is specifically designed for the community by the community with the goal to share knowledge, spark innovation, and further build and link the relationships within our HPCC Systems community.
Roger Dev on 04/18/2018
The Myriad Interface allows users of the HPCC Systems Machine Learning bundles to execute multiple independent machine learning activities within a single interface invocation. Learn how this works and how to use it.
Jessica Lorti on 04/18/2018
With so many big data processing engines available, how does a start-up decide which one to use? For ClearFunnel, the answer was easy – HPCC Systems.
Lorraine Chapman on 03/28/2018

Having blogged about being a fly on the wall at a meeting of the European contingent of the HPCC Systems development team, it’s time to look through a window into the world of the  developer offsite meeting, which is attended by the wider HPCC Systems core development team. At these meetings, the Europeans are joined by a number of US based colleagues for these biannual, week long, residential gatherings.

Jessica Lorti on 03/26/2018
On March 15, HPCC Systems hosted the latest edition of The Download: Tech Talks. This series of workshops is specifically designed for the community by the community with the goal to share knowledge, spark innovation, and further build and link the relationships within our HPCC Systems community.
Flavio Villanustre on 03/21/2018
I am excited to announce the kick-off of the HPCC Systems community 10K Trees challenge in conjunction with the National Forest Foundation’s effort to plant 50 million trees across our National Forests by 2023. As a result of the partnership, 10,000 trees will be planted this year, helping the NFF in its mission of promoting the health and public enjoyment of our National Forests.
Dan Camper on 03/14/2018
Ever wanted to pass an incoming file to a single function and have it do all the “common” tasks? Inheritance allows programmers to reuse code they have already written. This article discusses module inheritance and how to initiate it in ECL.
Richard Taylor on 02/27/2018
I receive a lot of interesting questions from members in our community about how to do this and that in ECL. Recently, someone sent me some code and asked how to PARSE dates.