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Database Week! Tackling Big Data with HPCC Systems, Hadoop & Pentaho BI Suite

Tackling Big Data with HPCC Systems, Hadoop & Pentaho BI Suite

presented by:

Dr. Flavio Villanustre, VP Infrastructure & Products at HPCC Systems and LexisNexis

A Database Week event:

+ Free beer & sodas, junk food & healthy snacks, swag + KINDLE FIRE RAFFLE!

Dr. Flavio Villanustre will speak on how the HPCC Systems platform and its declarative language, ECL, are leveraged for tackling Big Data and explain how ECL is to Big Data as SQL is to RDBMS, along with demos of our latest integration work with Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite, R & Hadoop. Flavio will also present a technical deep dive into the HPCC Systems architecture and its major components including Thor (data refinery engine) and Roxie (data delivery engine) and how it compares and integrates with other big data technologies like Hadoop. Flavio will also touch on the total cost of ownership (TCO) of big data analytics solutions and offer tips and recommendations for managing costs.

Dr Flavio Villanustre, VP Infrastructure & Products at HPCC Systems and LexisNexis

Flavio is the Vice President of Infrastructure and Products. In this position, Flavio is responsible for Information and Physical Security, overall infrastructure strategy and new product development. Previously, Flavio was Director of Infrastructure for Seisint. Prior to 2001, Flavio served in a variety of roles at different companies including Infrastructure, Information Security and Information Technology. In addition to this, Villanustre has been involved with the Opensource 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 Opensource licenses, and evangelizing Opensource to different audiences through conferences, training and education. Prior to his technology career, Flavio was a neurosurgeon.

About HPCC Systems

HPCC Systems™ from LexisNexis® Risk Solutions is an open source and proven, data-intensive supercomputing platform designed for the enterprise to process and solve Big Data analytical problems. As a superior 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.


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Power-Networking at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm

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  • Eric David B.

    Event video in HD at:

    July 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A very interesting meetup and system for managing big data. It definitely needs some exploration.

    May 18, 2012

  • Jose D. G.

    Energetic presentation, excellent material. Demos were good, but I would have liked to see more of the HPCC platform in action. How about a follow up session showing off the reporting and end-user analytics presentation side?

    May 18, 2012

  • Michael B.

    Very informative. It was a lot of information to digest in one setting.

    May 18, 2012

  • Trish M.

    Thanks to all who attended! And thank you Eric for the opportunity. The presentation and other materials are available at

    May 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Talk was ok but wish the Demo was longer and more informative.

    May 17, 2012

  • Sarah C.

    Great info, crowd, and discussion.

    May 17, 2012

  • Michael D.

    Thank you! Will try and make it!!!

    May 16, 2012

  • @aaronchall

    Not if you're a few minutes away...

    May 16, 2012

  • Michael D.

    Is it too late to attend???

    May 16, 2012

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