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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.

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.

Flavio Villanustre on 06/02/2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future”. 

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.

Flavio Villanustre on 03/17/2016

We often hear about the large companies with large budgets that are leveraging Big Data. But companies of all sizes can benefit from data analysis. It holds plenty of opportunities for SMBs, whether learning about their customers, identifying ways to improve processes or providing additional services. Big Data is not just for big enterprise.

Flavio Villanustre on 07/14/2014

5.0 has been released! Right on time for the festivities celebrating the third anniversary of our Open Source HPCC Systems platform!

Flavio Villanustre on 06/26/2014

On May 1, the report “Big Data: Preserving Values, Seizing Opportunities” was released by the Executive Office of the President in response to a directive from President Obama to examine the impact of big data technology on society at large.

Flavio Villanustre on 12/19/2013

With the holidays almost upon us and while we start to wind down to spend some quality time with our families, I thought that it would be a good opportunity to recount some of the things that we have done during 2013.