“We run very fast in cache. We compile all the code, including ECL, machine code and any other runtime abstraction that could create overhead,” said Flavio Villanustre, vice president of information security at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “So if you compare HPCC to Hadoop, it’s 4x to 10x faster for the same amount of code. Unlike some of the newer NoSQL solutions, HPCC has been running in critical production systems for 15 years where 99.999* availability is required.”

LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ data services, risk scoring solutions and analytics are used by U.S. insurance agencies, banks, local governments, federal agencies, commercial organizations, and non-profits. Villanustre encouraged developers to download the HPCC source code, copy it, fork it, and otherwise contribute to it.

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