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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 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.
Jessica Lorti on 02/22/2018

On February 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.

Lorraine Chapman on 02/22/2018

Straight after the HPCC Systems Community Day Summit last October, I headed over to Kennesaw State University, College of Computing and Software Engineering with a group of HPCC Systems colleagues, for the launch of their first hackathon. It was our first hackathon too, so we were excited to meet the students and get started.

Roger Dev on 02/14/2018
HPCC Systems provides a rich set of Machine Learning tools. This article provides an overview of the available bundles, and a tutorial on how to install and use them.
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.