Past Meetup

FAU Meetup: ECL All Stars – Why the Language Rocks Big Data

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Florida Atlantic University FAU

777 Glades Road · Boca Raton, FL

How to find us

Room EE106 - guests can park in Lot 4 adjacent to the EE building

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Florida Atlantic University Students and Faculty: Join us for a meetup!

Attendance is limited to FAU Students and Faculty only.

ECL and HPCC Systems ( has been available in open source for nearly 7 years, and has been driving the LexisNexis Risk Solutions products and services for much longer. This presentation explores the reason behind it: The Enterprise Control Language (ECL). We will look at the power statements behind the language that are used to solve Big Data problems and work with new Big Data products. Free Pizza + Free ECL Training + Raffle prizes including a Kindle Fire!

Topics include:
• HPCC Systems – The Hardware behind it.
• The open Data Model
>> Spray, Define, Locate
• Built-in Analytics
>> COUNT, SUM, AVE, MAX, MIN, Statistics
• Single Dataset Processing
• Multi-Dataset Processing
• Building the Query Engine
>> Target ROXIE, Compile, Publish
• Using the ECL Watch
>> Files, ECL, Queries, Topology and Plug-ins

About the Speaker
Bob Foreman has worked with the HPCC Systems technology platform and the ECL programming language for over 5 years, and has been a technical trainer for over 25 years. He is the developer and designer of the HPCC Systems Online Training Courses, and is the Senior Instructor for all classroom and Webex/Lync based training.