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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.

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?
Godji Fortil on 02/15/2022
In this step by step tutorial style blog, Godson Fortil demonstrates how to deploy the HPCC Systems Cloud Native Platform into Azure using Terraform and additional modules from the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Terraform open-source registry. No previous knowledge of Terraform, Kubernetes or Azure is required.
Lili Xu on 01/26/2022

Gaussian process regression is a powerful machine learning method to solve non-linear regression problems. However, because of the intensive computation, Gaussian process regression is not suitable for large-scale machine learning problems. Fortunately, researchers developed approximation methods to get a solution arbitrarily close as the original Gaussian process more rapidly and with better scaling.

David de Hilster on 12/01/2021
More and more people are switching from using ECL IDE to the VS Code ECL Language Extension. Why? Maybe VS Code is more responsive when coding with very large repositories, or they are Mac/Linux users. Maybe they like the "dark" mode option. Whatever the reason, if you want to give the VS Code ECL Language Extension a spin, this article is for you.