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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.

Flavio Villanustre on 06/15/2021
June 15, 2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of HPCC Systems in the open source community. To commemorate this milestone achievement, I sit down with Vijay Raghavan, EVP & CTO, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group in the latest episode of the 10 year anniversary podcast series.
Flavio Villanustre on 12/09/2019
Flavio Villanustre (VP, Technology and CISO, LexisNexis Risk Solutions), recounts the advice he recently gave to a friend who found that increasing the amount of memory on his Thor cluster didn't impact performance as significantly as expected. Read on to hear Flavio's advice about how to approach improving the performance of Thor and why increasing the amount of memory isn't necessarily the answer.
Flavio Villanustre on 08/08/2019
As is quite evident today, data can be used to improve just about everything. Our data-centered volunteer work has allowed us to help find missing people and provide education to children in need.
Flavio Villanustre on 07/08/2019
More companies are adopting artificial intelligence (AI ) to stay relevant and compete more effectively. Ethical AI needs to balance the potential benefits and risks of intelligent systems. Mutual benefit should be central to ethical AI discussions.
Flavio Villanustre on 05/20/2019
While humans aren’t as fast or accurate as computers when it comes to analyzing data, computers are no match for us when it comes to the informed application of that analysis, creativity, lateral thinking and emotional intelligence. We possess critical thinking and experience that today’s computers simply can’t replicate. Likewise, computers don’t have the capability for ethical thinking that humans do.
Flavio Villanustre on 03/13/2019
Most businesses are now very familiar with technologies like big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Executives have poured over case studies and performance statistics to better understand how these technologies can improve their products and services, as well as improve efficiencies and reduce costs associated with their own internal processes and operations.
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.
Flavio Villanustre on 06/21/2017

In late May, I was invited to participate on a panel discussion at the Infosys Confluence conference. The panel’s topic was automation and AI and it was moderated by Rajesh Murthy, Infosys’ president and head of services for its communications and energy division.

Flavio Villanustre on 06/15/2017

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and the open source HPCC Systems platform have hit another milestone – we are celebrating our 6th Anniversary!  It was way back in 2011 when we decided to open the platform up to the broader open source community for further development, more widespread use and to tap into the continuous innovation that open source brings into any technology.  Our goal was to make big data analytics more accessi

Flavio Villanustre on 06/07/2017

At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, we have a passion for learning and sharing our knowledge with others. And this is not all: we also have a passion for open source software.