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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.

Lorraine Chapman on 11/24/2016

This is the second in a series of blogs featuring a student who worked on an HPCC Systems project in the summer of 2016. Syed Rahman is working towards a PhD in Statistics at the University of Florida and is a returning student intern. In 2015, he implemented a machine learning algorithm in ECL for the HPCC Systems open source project. Having been impressed with this work, we were delighted to welcome Syed back on to the team this year to work on another project.

Richard Chapman on 11/23/2016

One downside of using embedded database calls such as MySQL or Cassandra in your ECL code was that specifying the fields to be returned (or passed in, when inserting rows) was a little clunky and potentially inefficient. Projecting fields into EMBEDs makes this process much easier and more efficient in HPCC Systems 6.2.0.

Let's take a step back and review the approach ECL Developers may have been using to date and then take a look at how to use this new feature.

Lorraine Chapman on 10/27/2016

Following on from my earlier blogs about intern opportunities with LexisNexis and more specifically, the HPCC Systems intern program, the next 6 blogs in this series will each feature a student and the project they completed this summer as a developer on the HPCC Systems open source projec

Lorraine Chapman on 10/27/2016

Just because HPCC Systems comes with its own proprietary programming language (ECL), does not mean this is the only language you can use to query your data. You can embed a number of different languages within your ECL code. Not only this, you can process data on a HPCC Systems cluster from a variety of different sources using the various plugins and connectors we provide specifically to help you bridge the gap.

Lorraine Chapman on 10/17/2016

Welcome to the second in a series of blogs about intern opportunities with LexisNexis. This blog focusses on the HPCC Systems intern program. 

Lorraine Chapman on 10/10/2016

To get the latest release candidate of our open source, high performance computing solution, go to the HPCC Systems Downloads page, select Candidate, the Operating System you require and click Apply. New to HPCC Systems?

Lorraine Chapman on 10/03/2016

Students are back in school and it's the right time to start thinking about how to use your time to full advantage next summer. If you’re already thinking about completing an internship in 2017, we have two internship programs for you to choose from. Read on to find out which is the best fit for you.

Flavio Villanustre on 09/07/2016

Let’s get one thing straight...

Evolution through natural selection is an incredibly slow process. As powerful a process as it is, it took millennia for dogs to evolve from wolves; it is undeniable that evolution in nature takes time.

Evolution through open source is, on the other hand, an incredibly accelerated process.

Lorraine Chapman on 08/09/2016

Visualizations are not just charts that are aesthtically pleasing to the eye, they often make it easier to recognise patterns and identify outliers in data which may not be easy to spot otherwise. Visualizing Big Data may provide answers to questions that we either didn't know to ask at all or help identify emerging trends faster because sometimes it's just easier to see them this way.

Lorraine Chapman on 07/14/2016

Earlier this month, DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, held a Q and A session on ProductHunt.com. We collected our favorite questions into a blog post, which you can read here. We thought it would be interesting to take key questions from the session and answer them.