HPCC Systems Blog

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.

by 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.

By openly working together as a community, humans have been able to pivot and change the way the software development process works, evolving software at a much more accelerated pace than its proprietary closed source alternatives. This communal approach really speeds up evolution in every aspect of a product, from development, to testing, to documentation, to deployment and everyone reaps the rewards. 

by 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.

by 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!

by 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.

by 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.

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