LexisNexis has launched a supercomputing platform that it hopes will challenge the Hadoop architecture.
The High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) will serve as an open source alternative for managing large-scale high performance computing operations.
"We feel the time is right to offer our HPCC technology platform as a dual-licence open source solution," said LexisNexis Risk Solutions chief executive James M. Peck. "We believe that HPCC systems will take big data computing to the next level."
LexisNexis has been developing HPCC over the past 10 years as part of an enterprise services platform. The system is capable of managing billions of records, and has been used by financial institutions, law enforcement groups and government agencies.
The company now hopes that HPCC will compete with the Hadoop platform in the large-scale data processing market.
"We are excited to present it to the community to spur greater adoption. We look forward to leveraging the innovation of the open source community to further the development of the platform for the benefit of our customers and the community," said Peck.
Full binaries for HPCC will be released in the coming weeks, but LexisNexis will not release its data sources or linking tools with the package.
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