HPCC is the big data analysis tool from LexisNexis. They have proprietary add-ons as well. They've got a meetup and have spoken at local users' groups. I don't see any upcoming meetups, but keep an eye on them.

This was the note from Trish, their program manager:

Hello, I am the Program Manager for the HPCC Systems open source project at LexisNexis. HPCC Systems (www.hpccsystems.com) from LexisNexis 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. And it is open source!  ... I'm happy to provide whitepapers, articles or any other information needed.

Upcoming HPCC Meetups

Events - Big Data Processing & Analytics - HPCC Systems (LexisNexis)

Events - Big Data Processing & Analytics - HPCC Systems (LexisNexis)
  • Big Data Processing & Analytics - HPCC Systems (LexisNexis)

    We are a guest speaker at the Triangle Java Users Group Meetup in Cary, NC!

    Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com...

    Big Data NLP with HPCC Systems┬« - A Development Ride from Spray to THOR to ROXIE 

    Free raffle drawing for prizes including a Kindle Fire HD6! 

    HPCC (High Performance Computing Cluster) Systems from LexisNexis is an open source massive parallel-processing computing platform that solves Big Data problems. In this talk, attendees will be given an overview of HPCC Systems and see a demonstration of its use to parse data from free-form and semi-structured text. This represents a combined text extraction task with human intervention. The code elements and massively parallel processing principles involved in accomplishing these tasks will be thoroughly discussed. Attendees will leave with all the data and code used in the class along with the latest links to the HPCC Systems Client Tools installation, HPCC Systems documentation, and HPCC Systems VMware installation.

    Cary, NC - USA

    Monday, June 20 at 6:30 PM

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    http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Processing-and-Analytics-LexisNexis-HPCC-Systems/events/230300415/

  • Big Data Processing & Analytics - HPCC Systems (LexisNexis)

    Join us in DC for a Meetup!  All DC area meetup groups  in the Big Data and Data Science space are welcome to attend!

    Networking/Food/Drinks/Raffle Prizes! Plus, all attendees will receive free access to our online HPCC Systems training courses.

    Agenda:

    6:30 - 7:00pm: Welcome and Networking

    7:00 - 8:00pm: Presentation and Q&A

    8:00 - 8:30pm: Open Discussion & Mingle

    Topic:
    The open source HPCC Systems platform has a number of unique features that help take the headache out of working with big data. This session will walk through the technical components of HPCC Systems and how to use it, similarities and differences from other big data processing platforms, how its declarative programming language (ECL) works, and the ways in which it can integrate with external C++, Java, other common languages and Web Services code. It will include a beginning-to-end walk through of loading data, ETL-ing and profiling it, indexing it, and accessing the final result from a web-based front end, essentially an EDA toolkit for data scientists. Attendees will leave with an understanding on how fun and flexible data calisthenics can be! (https://hpccsystems.c...)

    About the Speaker:
    Drea Leed is a Senior Software Developer for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, responsible for developing tools, applications and processes for end-to-end handling of big data. She has over a decade of experience designing and implementing data warehouses, enterprise web applications, back-end and B2B integration systems, data visualization front-ends, and a variety of other systems that store and use big data.

    Special thanks to George Washington University for the space!

    Washington, DC - USA

    Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 PM

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    http://www.meetup.com/Big-Data-Processing-and-Analytics-LexisNexis-HPCC-Systems/events/231403693/