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Programmable Big Data Storage Systems for Machine Learning, Graph Processing...

Free beer, desserts, soda + win a Kindle Fire HDX raffle & $2,000 in giveaways!

Dr. Flavio Villanustre, VP Technology Architecture & Product, LexisNexis

A Database Month event

Over the years, the database world has been continuously reshaping itself adapting to evolving needs and trends, moving from traditional row oriented tables into columnar models, graph stores and multidimensional array databases. The advent of Big Data challenged classic paradigms once more and drove innovative ways of dealing with ever-growing data, in-place processing and distributed parallelism, at the expense of increasing the algorithmic and operational complexities.

The inception of the HPCC Systems platform by LexisNexis over a decade ago, was the natural response to those challenges, as a programmable platform for large-scale data integration, warehousing and complex real-time delivery strategies. The flexibility of the HPCC Systems platform model and the high level programming abstraction that its ECL language offers, quickly enabled the development of most diverse capabilities, from Natural Language Processing to Machine Learning, graph processing and fuzzy linking, and eventually led to the release of the platform as an Open Source project in 2011.

In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the HPCC Systems platform, its programming paradigm and capabilities, and will contrast it with Hadoop and other Big Data stores and non-traditional databases.

Dr. Flavio Villanustre is the Vice President of Technology Architecture and Product for LexisNexis and leads HPCC Systems. In this position, Flavio is responsible for Information and Physical Security, overall infrastructure strategy and new product development.

Prior to 2001, Dr. Villanustre served in different companies in a variety of roles in infrastructure, information security and information technology. In addition, Dr. Villanustre has been involved with the open source community for over 15 years through multiple initiatives. Some of these include founding the first Linux User Group in Buenos Aires (BALUG) in 1994, releasing several pieces of software under different open source licenses, and evangelizing open source to different audiences through conferences, training and education.

Prior to his technology career, Dr. Villanustre was a neurosurgeon.

Doors open at 6:30pm  (no entrance before doors open)
Beer & junk food + Power-Networking at 6:35pm
Swag giveaway at 6:40pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm

Please note: entry after 6:45 is space-dependent and not guaranteed

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  • Eric David B.

    Watch the event in HD-video (1080p) at

    May 11, 2014

  • Jarrod P.

    I'm having trouble finding a recording of this event.

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • Goker E.

    It was good and technically detailed one. Thank you

    May 1, 2014

  • shivakumar r.

    excellent presentation from a passionate and knowledgeable speaker

    May 1, 2014

  • Alexander S.

    This dude is like the real deal. You can tell he is super excited about his work, really knows his domain space and really knows the tech. You don't often get all of those "features" from a speaker. I'm actually surprised I've never heard of this system before. The fact that the system apparently scales by size and comes with a builtin, equally scaleable language that is already stacked with a library of functions kinda makes this definitely worth a look.

    5 · May 1, 2014

    • Trish M.

      Alexander, if you didn't pickup a free online training voucher, let me know.

      3 · May 1, 2014

  • Lior V.

    Hey guys,
    I'm Lior and our startup (blind8) is working on hacking the mobile dating world.
    I hope to meet a lot of you guys and girls!
    I'm with the gold headphones seating in the back, come say hi :-)

    May 1, 2014

  • Igor E.

    Will there be a time for announcements? I have a job opening for DBA/Hadoopster I want to shout out.

    May 1, 2014

  • Suhas V.

    Sorry, i have food poisoning. Is this being recorded?

    May 1, 2014

  • Nicholas M. C.

    I've been to Knewton, how is everybody going to fit??

    April 30, 2014

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    I would love to go to this event

    April 22, 2014

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