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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 02/08/2018

As most of us in big data know, bringing heterogeneous data into a homogenous data warehouse environment is one of the most daunting aspects of any big data implementation.  In our December webcast Baselines and Benchmarks, Arjuna Chala, Sr. Director of Special Projects for HPCC Systems®, addressed a frequently asked question by our customers and prospects – How do HPCC Systems and Apache Spark compare in terms of performance?

Rodrigo Pastrana on 02/02/2018

Tableau Desktop users can now access local copies of HPCC Systems data* from Tableau Desktop via the newly released HPCC-Tableau WebData Connector.

The Tableau Web DataConnector framework creates a local data extract based on the targeted HPCC file(s), which can be used to analyze, visualize, or report as any other Tableau based dataset.

Roger Dev on 01/22/2018
A quick but potent intro to Machine Learning for those who are new to the subject. This article provides enough of the basic theory and terminology to make you dangerous.
Jessica Lorti on 01/21/2018

On January 18, 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.

Arjuna Chala on 01/19/2018
As 2018 begins, it’s time to start looking ahead to next year and the big data trends and innovations that will take center stage. And while 2017 saw significant adoption of big data technology in nearly every industry, big data will have an even more profound impact on society in 2018 thanks to its enabling effects on three emerging technologies.
Jessica Lorti on 12/06/2017

On November 16, 2017, HPCC Systems hosted the latest edition of The Download: Tech Talks. These technically-focused talks are for the community, by the community. The Download: Tech Talks is intended to provide continuing education through high quality content and meaningful development insight throughout the year.

Lorraine Chapman on 11/17/2017

Jingqing Zhang is a PhD student studying at the Data Science Institute at Imperial College, London. He is currently working on a project which involves leveraging an HPCC Systems cluster with TensorFlowTM.

Lorraine Chapman on 10/16/2017

Our links and collaborations with a variety of academic institutions got us thinking how great it would be to invite students working on HPCC Systems related projects to showcase their work in the form of a poster presentation.

Jessica Lorti on 10/10/2017

The Download: Tech Talks by the HPCC Systems Community, Episode 7

On September 14th, 2017, HPCC Systems hosted the latest edition of The Download: Tech Talks. These technically-focused talks are for the community, by the community. The Download: Tech Talks is intended to provide continuing education through high quality content and meaningful development insight throughout the year.

Lorraine Chapman on 09/21/2017

When working alongside a development team every day like I do, there is really very little mystique about how the team functions, communicates or works towards producing new releases. But it strikes me that those who primarily see the end result, may be curious about what happens behind the scenes.