LexisNexis Launches Open Alliance Program for HPCC Systems Open Source Alternative to Hadoop

Initial partners have track record of success with Enterprise-Proven LexisNexis Technology

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today unveiled the HPCC Systems Alliance Program, which is a collaboration of partners to stimulate innovation and accelerate market adoption of the newly open sourced HPCC Systems, an enterprise-proven, open source solution to help large organizations process "Big Data," built on a high performing computer cluster technology.

Interest in processing and managing Big Data is growing rapidly among enterprise and service provider customers. LexisNexis collaboration with innovative leaders will help customers navigate options for addressing large data sets, reduce overall infrastructure costs, and improve business agility and data insight. Products and solutions from these partners will help deliver fully integrated, turnkey solutions.

"With today's announcement, LexisNexis is helping to make the processing of Big Data a greater reality. We're building an ecosystem of innovative and proven partners to help our customers adopt best practices," said Armando Escalante, Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and head of HPCC Systems. "Providing a strong and open partner ecosystem is the most effective way to successfully help enterprises process and manage their complex queries, and current and historical data to take advantage of opportunities hidden in their Big Data."

Initial partners include companies that have worked with LexisNexis previously on other projects and bring experience, and a track record of proven success. Alliance Partners include longstanding hardware vendors such as: F5 Networks, Force10, Supermicro®, and Mellanox Technologies. Business intelligence providers in the Alliance Program include partners such as Pentaho and Ismion Inc, which are already trained on the ECL language of HPCC Systems. In addition, consultants Alliance Global Services, Datum Software, Comrise Technology, consillium1 and Cognizant, which is already trained on the ECL language, have also joined the newly launched Alliance Program but have worked with LexisNexis on various projects and bring a track record of collaboration.

Collectively, these partner's products and solutions bring in-depth experience, will complement HPCC Systems solutions and will optimize the use of the underlying hardware infrastructure. More information on the partners can be found here: http://hpccsystems.com/partners.

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. Customers such as leading banks, insurance companies, utilities, law enforcement and federal government leverage the HPCC Systems platform technology through various LexisNexis® products and services. The HPCC Systems platform specializes in the analysis of structured and unstructured data for enterprise class organizations.

Recently, the binary code was released for the Community Edition of HPCC Systems, which is a free version of the HPCC Systems platform that offers software developers and programmers' community support and unrestricted access to Enterprise Control Language (ECL). ECL is a non-declarative and data-centric processing language optimized for large-scale data management and query processing. The Community Edition can now run on Redhat, CentOS and Ubuntu operating systems.

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. Firms participating as partners in the alliance program are not legal partners; instead they are alliance members focused on supporting the successful deployment and use of the technology. For more information, visit http://hpccsystems.com.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. 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 part of Reed Elsevier, a leading publisher and information provider that serves customers in more than 100 countries with more than 30,000 employees worldwide.

About HPCC Systems

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