LexisNexis(R) HPCC Systems(R) Version 4.0 Now Available

LexisNexis(R) HPCC Systems(R) Version 4.0 Now Available 
ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/13 --  LexisNexis(R) Risk
Solutions, today announced the availability of version 4.0 of HPCC
Systems(R), 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(R) Integrated
    Development Environment;
--  Adds the ability to use Python, JavaScript(R), 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.(R) 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 helps
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(R) (www.hpccsystems.com) from
LexisNexis(R) 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.  
Media Contact: 
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LexisNexis Risk Solutions
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