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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 06/08/2018

One of the major challenges facing financial institutions is customer attrition, or churn. Studies suggest it costs five to seven times more to attract new customers than it does to retain current customers. Studies have also shown that companies are more likely to retain customers who engage frequently with a product or service.

Jessica Lorti on 05/23/2018
On May 17, 2018, 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.
Jessica Lorti on 05/11/2018
The idea of self-driving cars has long fascinated mankind, but most thought it was a topic so far fetched it could only exist in a child’s cartoon. Yet today, this dream is becoming a reality.
Jessica Lorti on 04/27/2018
In 2016, more than 4000 workers died on the job in the US, and there were nearly 3 million private-sector work-related injuries. Yet a key component of workplace safety, the protective hard hat, has remained largely unchanged over the past 60 years. GuardHat, Inc. aims to save lives and prevent injuries with a smart hardhat — a wearable, Internet of Things platform in an industrial hardhat form-factor.
Jessica Lorti on 04/27/2018
On April 19, 2018, 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.
Jessica Lorti on 04/18/2018
With so many big data processing engines available, how does a start-up decide which one to use? For ClearFunnel, the answer was easy – HPCC Systems.
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.
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.

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?

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.