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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 01/22/2019
​​​​​​​Welcome to the third installment of our “5 Questions” interview series. This month we chatted with Amy Apon PhD., the professor and chair of the Division of Computer Science for Clemson University. Dr. Apon maintains an active research program at Clemson where she works with cloud computing, performance modeling and analysis of parallel and distributed system and data-intensive computing, among others.
Rob Mansfield on 01/15/2019
Rob Mansfield is a Senior Data Scientist at Proagrica. He contributed his dapper bundle to our HPCC Systems github repository in 2018, which helps turn verbose ECL calls in to simple verbs. In this blog, Rob talks about what dapper can do, how to install it and how to use its various functions. He also walks through some code, comparing how it might look in regular ECL.
Arjuna Chala on 01/14/2019
I’ve been intrigued of late by the challenge of managing the big data needs of autonomous cars. The driverless car has been a tech dream for decades, and now that broadband connectivity, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are increasingly available, I believe we’ll see autonomous cars going mainstream in the near future, provided certain technical and regulatory milestone are reached.
Yanrui Ma on 01/10/2019
Users of Dynamic ESDL will be pleased to hear you can now take advantage of some major changes which make instantiating and managing ESDL services at run time even more dynamic. In this blog, our ESP expert, Yanrui Ma demonstrates how to bind to any permissible port, how to bind multiple services on the same port and how to use the 'hybrid mode' to help migrate from static to dynamic services.
Lorraine Chapman on 11/28/2018
Every year, students working on HPCC Systems related projects, enter this contest to showcase their achievements. This event is always a great eye opener. It attracts a very diverse range of projects which clearly demonstrate the hard work and dedication of each student. Our judges had a very difficult decision to make in choosing winners from the 10 students who presented at this year’s contest.
Lorraine Chapman on 11/22/2018
This is always a great event, bringing together a wide variety of our open source community users from LexisNexis Colleagues, academic and business partners, students from our intern program and our platform developers. It is an action-packed day from start to finish and our live feed allows those who can’t be there in person, to attend virtually. Walk through this exciting day with me as I revisit the day’s events.
Jessica Lorti on 11/20/2018
Welcome to the second installment of our “5 Questions” interview series. This month we spoke with David Dasher, a prominent HPCC Systems community member with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. David has worked extensively across the corporate sector developing database, marketing and management solutions. He currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer of CPL Online, a leading provider of digital learning and staff engagement tools within the licensed hospitality and retail markets. David founded CPL Online in 2010 and the company now serves more than a million users with their e-learning and business systems, supporting the development, engagement and retention of employees across multiple industries.
Lorraine Chapman on 11/05/2018
We're are pleased to announce that HPCC Systems 7.0.0 Gold is now available for download! Read on to find out more and get all the information you need to take advantage of all the great new features and enhancements included in this major new release.
Lorraine Chapman on 11/01/2018
The proposal application period is now open for 2019 summer internships with the HPCC Systems development team. The final deadline for proposals is Friday 29th March 2019. Interested in joining the team for 12 weeks? Read on to find out more about our intern program and how to apply.
Roger Dev on 10/05/2018
Decision Tree based learning methods have proven to be some of the most accurate and easy-to-use Machine Learning mechanisms. We call these mechanisms "Learning Trees". We explore the hows and whys of the various Learning Tree methods and provide an overview of our recently upgraded LearningTrees bundle.