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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.

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.
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.