Download the HPCC Systems virtual image now to quickly get a pre-configured HPCC up and running inside a Linux virtual machine on a Windows host, using free virtualization software from Oracle.
Running the HPCC Systems Virtual Machine on a single computer won’t give you the massive parallel processing power that comes with running the HPCC Systems on a cluster, but it will provide you ample HPCC Systems functionality for experimenting, evaluation, or training. You can even create real-world big data analytics applications that you can later use on a full HPCC Systems cluster.
ECL and the whole paradigm of crossing data is just simpler and so much easier to use. It also lets us program to the data that we're dealing with, as opposed to the hardware that it’s running on.
ECL makes it require less programming and more understandable ... It’s easier for us to get it.
The ECL language proved to be very efficient in expressing complex concepts in few lines of code.
Developers are able to pick up the basics of ECL and HPCC Systems very quickly and by utilizing things like the Virtual Machine, that’s available online, they’re able to get an environment started very quickly and start on the basics incredibly quickly.