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LexisNexis HPCC 4.0 Big Data Platform


HPCC Systems 4.0 is an open-source, enterprise-proven platform for 24/7 Big Data analysis. New features include Eclipse plugin, improved machine learning, and support for Java, Python and R.



July 31, 2013, ATLANTA. LexisNexisLexisNexis® Risk Solutions 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.

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.

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 learn.lexisnexis.com/hpcc.


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