June 15, 2011

LexisNexis Will Open-Source Its Hadoop Alternative for Handling Big Data

LexisNexis announced today that it will open-source its High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) technology, as well as offer an enterprise version with commercial support. The company is positioning HPCC Systems, developed internally by its Risk Solutions unit, as an alternative to Apache Hadoop. A virtual machine for testing purposes will be available soon, and code will be available in a few weeks.

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