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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.

Lorraine Chapman on 07/30/2020
The HPCC Systems Intern Program welcomed Nathan Halliday on to the team in the summer of 2020, to implement an upgrade to the Workflow Engine. In this blog, Nathan shares the details of the work involved, demonstrating how the end result provides a more flexible and contemporary solution. His valuable contribution to our open source project will make query run times shorter and will also allow queries performing several related tasks to run concurrently, which will be of particular interest to ECL developers.
Russ Whitehead on 07/29/2020
The methods used to circumvent security with the aim of accessing private information are getting more and more creative, meaning that we all have to work harder and smarter to protect our systems and data. We are constantly reviewing and implementing features to help our users stay one step ahead of the hackers. In this blog, Russ Whitehead outlines some of the features available for securing your HPCC Systems clusters and protecting your data.
Cassandra Walker on 07/24/2020
This is the fourth installment of the summer series of The Download, Tech Talks by HPCC Systems. This series focuses on information about the latest developments within HPCC Systems related to the cloud. HPCC Systems has been very active with projects over the past few months, getting better support for dynamic environments via container orchestration and other capabilities. This interview features Ming Wang (Senior Consulting Software Engineer, HPCC Systems Development), and Flavio Villanustre (VP and Chief Security Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions).
Lorraine Chapman on 07/22/2020
Lohith Rajesh joined LexisNexis as an intern in the summer of 2020 working as a developer on the Real BI project. His contribution to this project involved implementing some features which greatly enhance the usability. In this blog, Lohith takes us through the work he has completed, demonstrating the value of the features to the end user.
Roger Dev on 07/20/2020
The HPCC Systems COVID-19 Tracker provides enhanced insight into the state and evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic at Country, State, and County levels. It provides unique metrics, and a comprehensive dashboard for use by health officials and curious individuals alike.
Cassandra Walker on 07/16/2020
There are many scenarios where multiple dependent jobs (workunits) need to run in a particular sequence to complete a task. Within HPCC Systems, these jobs are referred to as “workunits.” The workunit performs specific tasks on Thor (the Data Refinery Engine in HPCC Systems), such as building a keyfile, analyzing data, spraying data onto Thor, and other tasks. The Universal Workunit Scheduler provides a way to schedule one or more streams or work within HPCC Systems. More information on this topic can be found in the ‘Tips & Tricks’ section of the Community HPCC Systems Forum.
Cassandra Walker on 07/08/2020
This is the third installment of the summer series of The Download, Tech Talks by HPCC Systems. This series focuses on information about the latest developments within HPCC Systems related to the cloud. HPCC Systems has been very active with projects over the past few months, working to provide better support for dynamic environments via container orchestration and other capabilities. This interview features Gavin Halliday (Enterprise Lead Architect, HPCC Systems Development), and Flavio Villanustre (VP and Chief Security Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions).
Lorraine Chapman on 07/02/2020
Hot off the press, HPCC Systems 7.10.0 has gone gold! This is the second of our releases to include our cloud native platform ongoing development. Find out what's new in this release for you, whether you are a cloud native platform early adopter or long standing user of our bare metal HPCC Systems Platform.
Dan Abittan on 06/30/2020
ECL syntax highlighting may seem like a small feature to shine a spotlight on but for ECL programmers, it has a huge impact on the speed and efficiency with which they can create and review ECL code. In this blog, Dan Abittan walks us through the recent success in getting this feature supported on GitLab, so that all ECL users can take advantage of it.
Lorraine Chapman on 06/25/2020
The HPCC Systems Academic Program supports a number of educational establishments in the US, Asia and Europe whose research projects use data for good, find sustainable solutions and provide answers to questions relevant to today's world in industry and beyond. This spotlight series is designed to introduce our academic partners and their research projects to our open source community. This blog reviews the three projects that are being worked on by students at the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE), in Bengaluru, India.