Big Data Use Cases Leveraging the Open Source HPCC Systems Platform

Join LexisNexis® for a Seminar at UF
Big Data Use Cases Leveraging the Open Source HPCC Systems Platform

Tuesday April 17, 2018 / 11:00am – 12:00pm /

Informatics Institute, Lecture room E252, CSE Building

All University of Florida students and faculty are welcome to attend!

There is a significant hype around data analytics and Big Data. LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a company at the forefront of data technologies which originally conceived the use of the dataflow declarative programming paradigm for distributed data processing in year 2000, successfully released its free and open source HPCC Systems Big Data platform in 2011 ( During this presentation, we’ll introduce the audience through some of the use cases in Risk Management, Identity Verification and Fraud Detection from LexisNexis Risk Solutions that leverages the open source HPCC Systems Big Data platform and its declarative dataflow programming paradigm using the open ECL language. We’ll also cover analytical pipelines and machine learning on the open source HPCC Systems platform.

 Topics include:

  • Company Overview
  • Introduction to the HPCC Systems platform
  • Data Analysis with ECL
  • Real World Data Problems and Solutions
  • How Students can get Started

Free ECL Training + Raffle prizes including a Kindle Fire!

 About the Speaker 

Dr. Flavio Villanustre is CISO and VP of Technology for LexisNexis® Risk Solutions. He also leads the open source HPCC Systems® platform initiative, which is focused on expanding the community gathering around the HPCC Systems Big Data platform, originally developed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2001 and later released under an open source license in 2011. Flavio’s expertise covers a broad range of subjects, including hardware and systems, software engineering, and data analytics and machine learning. He has been involved with open source software for more than two decades, founding the first Linux users’ group in Buenos Aires in 1994.

Flavio was awarded Distinguished Technologist of the Year for successfully advancing LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ reputation as a leading innovator in big data and analytics, promoting data for good strategies by leveraging the company’s open source HPCC Systems and building strong relationships with colleges and universities to promote an exchange of ideas, technology and talent. Prior to his technology career, Dr. Villanustre was a neurosurgeon.