HPCC Systems from LexisNexis Recognized By Computerworld as a 2011 Honors Laureate for Innovation
June 20, 2011 — New York – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced that its open source, data-intensive supercomputer technology platform now called HPCC Systems, was named by Computerworld as a 2011 Honors Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. HPCC Systems is being honored in the category of Innovation.
"The number and quality of nominations this year were very inspiring and demonstrate how valuable IT is to community change,"said John Amato, Publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is very proud to name the 2011 class of Laureates and showcase their initiatives benefiting society through innovative uses of IT."
To manage, sort, link, and analyze billions of records within seconds, LexisNexis developed a data intensive supercomputer that has been proven for the past ten years with customers who need to process large volumes of data. The platform is built on high performance computing cluster (HPCC) technology and will provide an alternative solution to Hadoop.
"We are very honored that Computerworld has chosen HPCC Systems as a finalist in the Innovation category for its data intensive supercomputer platform,"said Armando Escalante, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
HPCC Systems can process, analyze, and find links and associations in high volumes of complex data significantly faster and more accurately than current technology systems. The platform scales linearly from tens to thousands of nodes handling petabytes of data and supporting millions of transactions per minute. HPCC Systems is comprised of a single architecture, a consistent data-centric programming language, management tools and two processing platforms: the Thor Data Refinery Cluster and the Roxie Rapid Data Delivery Cluster.
"When we built the HPCC Systems platform to solve big data challenges, we designed it specifically to give responses in seconds instead of hours or days, like with traditional technologies,"said Mr. Escalante. "When you get answers in seconds, the universe of opportunities expands beyond imagination. And a chain reaction of innovation and ideas occur within your organization,"said Mr. Escalante.
The core of the technology platform is the Enterprise Control Language (ECL), which is a declarative, data-centric programming language optimized for large-scale data management and query processing.
The Thor Data Refinery Cluster is responsible for ingesting vast amounts of data, transforming, linking and indexing that data, with parallel processing power spread across the nodes. The Roxie Rapid Data Delivery Cluster provides highly scalable, high-performance online query processing and data warehouse capabilities.
The Computerworld Honors awards will be presented at the Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards on June 20, 2011 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
About HPCC Systems
HPCC Systems from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions offers a proven, data-intensive supercomputing platform designed for the enterprise to solve big data problems. As an alternative to Hadoop, HPCC Systems offers a consistent data-centric programming language, two processing platforms and a single architecture for efficient processing. Customers, such as financial institutions, insurance carriers, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, federal government and other enterprise-class organizations leverage the HPCC Systems technology through LexisNexis® products and services. For more information, visit www.hpccsystems.com.
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is the leader in providing essential information that helps companies across all industries and government predict, assess, and manage risk. Building on the legacy of proven LexisNexis services from the past 35 years, and combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced scoring 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 headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States.
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