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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.

Cassandra Walker on 07/08/2020
This is the third installment of the summer series of The Download, Tech Talks by HPCC Systems. This series focuses on information about the latest developments within HPCC Systems related to the cloud. HPCC Systems has been very active with projects over the past few months, working to provide better support for dynamic environments via container orchestration and other capabilities. This interview features Gavin Halliday (Enterprise Lead Architect, HPCC Systems Development), and Flavio Villanustre (VP and Chief Security Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions).
Cassandra Walker on 06/24/2020
This is the 2nd installment of the summer series of The Download, Tech Talks by HPCC Systems. This series focuses on information about the latest developments within HPCC Systems related to the cloud. HPCC Systems has been very active with projects over the past few months, working to provide better support for dynamic environments via container orchestration and other capabilities. This interview features Jake Smith (Lead Architect, LexisNexis Risk Solutions), and Flavio Villanustre (VP and Chief Security Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions).
Cassandra Walker on 06/11/2020
This is the first installment of the summer series of The Download: Tech Talks by HPCC Systems. This series focuses on information about the latest developments within HPCC Systems related to the cloud. HPCC Systems has been very active with projects over the past few months, getting better support for dynamic environments via container orchestration and other capabilities.  This interview features Richard Chapman (VP Technology, HPCC Systems Development), and Flavio Villanustre (VP and Chief Security Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions). 
Cassandra Walker on 05/28/2020
Natural language processing (NLP) research has progressed rapidly in the last year, with significant performance improvement in a variety of NLP tasks. Yet, the research of NLP techniques in the biomedical domain has not progressed much. The advantage of the biomedical domain is that it has a high-quality human curated knowledge base and large-scale literature, both of which contain rich prior knowledge.
Cassandra Walker on 05/26/2020
Audio forensics is the field of forensic science relating to the acquisition, analysis, and evaluation of sound recordings. These recordings are normally used as evidence in an official venue. In this blog, we discuss a modern approach to forensic audio analysis, using artificial neural networks, digital signal processing, and big data.
Cassandra Walker on 05/06/2020
Enterprise Control Language (ECL) Workunit Services standard library functions can be used to capture details about workunits running on Thor including processing time, errors, current state, and more. Capturing these details allows for monitoring, trending, error analysis, degradation, and other data points that can help improve the efficiency of Thor environments.  In this blog, we will look at how to use this information to monitor the system with visualizations in Power BI.
Cassandra Walker on 04/14/2020
Massive computation workflows utilize High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) Systems environments that require significant resources, but these resources are only needed during processing. A commercial cloud service is a great resource to facilitate a short term need for computing capacity, without a long term commitment. It allows the user to access computing services, such as servers, storage, networking, and software over the internet (“the cloud”). In this blog, we discuss how HPCC Systems was deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform to test custom data.
Cassandra Walker on 03/09/2020
In today’s world, Data Analytics is an important part of sports. Sports organizations on every level use data analytics to predict and improve player performance, a team’s quality of play, prevent injury, increase revenue, and more. Christopher Connelly, a Sport Scientist at North Carolina State University (NCSU), spoke at Community Day 2019 and HPCC Systems Tech Talk 29 about the university’s Athlete 360 program. 
Cassandra Walker on 01/17/2020
James McMullan, Sr. Software Engineer at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, gave an overview of the Spark-HPCC Plugin & Connector in a breakout session at the 2019 HPCC Systems Community Day. This presentation also included an introduction to Apache Zeppelin, a demonstration of a random forest model created in Spark, and a discussion about the future of the Spark-HPCC Ecosystem.
Cassandra Walker on 12/02/2019
The RELX Group Information Assurance and Data Protection organization (IADP) provides oversight of privacy, security, and compliance practices as part of the company’s comprehensive risk mitigation program. The IADP generally works with Risk Solutions and Legal and Professional business, focusing on PII (personal identifiable information) and SPII (sensitive identifiable information), that are available through LexisNexis online products.