The goal of of the Matlab-based Raven-X tool set is to integrate high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and bioacoustics data-mining capabilities. Raven-X provides a hardware-independent solution, or framework, for processing large acoustic data sets (‘aka’ BIG data) to the bioacoustics community. The tool set enables commonly available multi-core computers to process large multi-channel sound archives at accelerated rates, for example, to detect and classify animal sounds or to extract noise statistics. The focus of Raven-X is to complement Raven Pro’s acoustic analysis functionalities.