ALPHARETTA – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced its inaugural HPCC Systems Developer Contest. Developers and other technical professionals have the opportunity to demonstrate how they leveraged HPCC Systems to solve either a Big Data or Complex Query problem. HPCC Systems® is the company’s open-source, enterprise-proven platform for big data analysis and processing for large volumes of data in 24/7 environments.
“We look forward to learning more about the experiences developers and other companies are having by leveraging HPCC Systems to solve their unique challenges,” said Flavio Villanustre, Vice President, Products and Infrastructure, HPCC Systems, LexisNexis. “To entice the technical community to enter the case study contest, we are offering some cool prizes, including Google Glass Explorer Edition technology for first place, a Go Pro Hero3+ Silver Edition Video Camera for second place, and Bose® IE2 Audio Headphones Ear buds for the first top 10 successful case study submissions.”
HPCC Systems underpins the data services of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, with revenues of $1.46 billion. LexisNexis creates data, risk, analytics and anti-fraud solutions for customers in financial services, insurance, government, health care and retail.
The U.S.-only contest is now open and runs through Feb. 27, 2015. Entrants must meet case study requirements and acknowledge the different rules as provided at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found at http://solutions.lexisnexis.com/HPCC_Developer_Contest_2014. First and second place winners will be announced by Mar. 30, 2015.
Judges will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:
- overall completeness of case study (50% weighting);
- ability to demonstrate a “before” and “after” story (20% weighting);
- include an architecture, diagram or data flow (20% weighting).
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX Group (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. RELX is a FTSE 100 company and is based in London. For more information, please visit www.risk.lexisnexis.com and www.relx.com.