LexisNexis® HPCC Systems® Version 4.0 Now Available

ATLANTA – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, today announced the availability of version 4.0 of HPCC Systems®, an open-source, enterprise-proven platform for Big Data analysis and processing for large volumes of data in 24/7 environments. The enhancements provide new functionality for customers, more flexibility for developers, support for other programming languages, and better user experience.

“With 4.0, developers and analysts can enhance code that they already have, and take advantage of the improved capabilities and performance in areas including machine learning, data integration, real-time search and retrieval, and advanced analytics,” said Flavio Villanustre, Vice President, Products and Infrastructure, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis.

New Eclipse Plugin, Improvements to Machine Learning and Now Supporting Java, Python and R Code
An integrated platform, HPCC Systems scales to several thousand nodes, and its typical configurations require fewer nodes to deliver the same processing power as competitors’ solutions. Enhancements include:
•    Offers enhanced interoperability with the Eclipse® Integrated Development Environment;
•    Adds the ability to use Python, JavaScript®, C++, Java and R code in addition to the HPCC Systems open source Enterprise Control Language (ECL);
•    Offers a framework for creating, packaging and managing installable ECL code components; and
•    Improves machine learning functionality with significant speed up and scaling.

“The big data trend represents a new era in which information plays an increasingly central and critical role in business success and competitive advantage,” noted Gartner analysts David Newman and Mark A. Beyer.* “Technology advances create new sources of content, while the basic processes for using analytics to make decisions is becoming easier and more mainstream.”

HPCC Systems: Leveraged Across Various Industries for a Variety of Applications
HPCC Systems is currently used by companies across various industries, including within LexisNexis Risk Solutions  and its parent company Reed Elsevier, a global professional information provider. Working with Opera Solutions , HPCC Systems helps travel agencies and their agents deliver a more focused and relevant set of hotel recommendations to each trip based on crowd sourcing from the entire data store – with each recommendation served in milliseconds. HPCC Systems also powers C.L.U.E.® Auto , a claims database and the industry standard for auto insurers to identify car accidents as they determine driver risk. Based on the technology, LexisNexis help insurers identify eight percent more chargeable car accidents, resulting in millions in premium that could have been lost or shared as costs among better drivers.

Product Availability
Download HPCC Systems 4.0 for free at HPCCSystems.com, as well as platform documentation and project release guides, white papers, training videos and case studies. The source code for the HPCC Systems platform is available on GitHub  and a community of contributors and partners continue to drive innovation into it. LexisNexis offers free, online introductory programming classes designed for professional and student developers and the academic community to learn HPCC Systems . Advanced ECL and Advanced Thor classes are also now available with Intro to Roxie and Advanced Roxie coming soon. Visit http://learn.lexisnexis.com/hpcc .

*Gartner, ‘Spotlight on Big Data: Separating Fact From Fiction,’ David Newman and Mark A. Beyer, October 12, 2012.

About HPCC Systems
HPCC Systems® (www.hpccsystems.com) from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions offers a proven, data-intensive supercomputing platform, designed for the enterprise, to process and solve Big Data analytical problems. As an alternative to legacy technology, HPCC Systems offers a consistent data-centric programming language, two processing platforms and a single, complete end-to-end architecture for efficient processing. Read our blog (http://hpccsystems.com/blog), or connect with us on Twitter (@hpccsystems), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hpccsystems ) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/hpcc-systems )

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions 
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/ ) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of professional information solutions across a number of sectors.

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