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Customer News
Kx is proud to announce that its kdb+/q software has been licensed by Purdue Pharma L.P., a pharmaceutical company founded by physicians offering products for the management of pain and gastrointestinal disorders.

Datawatch, a leading data visualization firm based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has become a Kx OEM customer. Datawatch specializes in real-time analytics that access all the data in an enterprise, both structured and unstructured, including from real-time sources.

Company News
Top Experts, a software consultancy based in Israel, has joined the Kx team as a business partner. Top Experts has both kdb+ and Oracle database experience and will help spread Kx technology to companies with large data problems that are looking beyond traditional databases.

Kx has released its free 32-bit version of kdb+ for commercial use for the first time. The free product is identical to the 64-bit version except it has smaller memory capabilities. Please be aware Kx does not offer support for the free product. Details here.

On 4 June, Kx is sponsoring a party boat cruise in Chicago with Intel and Datawatch. If you are a customer, or a partner, and would like to attend please send a message to .

Kdb+/q Workshops continue to be convenient ways for our customers to familiarize more people in their organizations with our technology. These are one day workshops. Upcoming workshops are: Chicago on 2 June, London on 4 June, and New York on 10 September.

On 3 June in London there will be a kdb+ User Group hosted by Kx partner AquaQ Analytics. Please contact Ciara at for details.

Community News
To encourage the growing global community of kdb+ users, Kx has joined a number of social media platforms and launched a new website called, which has resources for kdb+ users of all levels.

Partner News
Thanks to First Derivatives for organizing a very successful kdb+ User Group Meeting in April, and thanks to Morgan Stanley for hosting the gathering. Over 150 people turned out for a full evening of presentations, including a demonstration of a toolkit developed at Morgan Stanley that makes it extremely simple to connect q programs to sophisticated graphical displays in a browser.

Kx strategic partner DEVnet released three of its market-proven APIs for kdb+ as open source software. Included interfaces for: Java, C#, and Python. The interfaces are available from the DEVnet webpage and GitHub. A mailing list has also been established on Google Groups.

Kx is pleased to announce Bedarra, an OEM customer and Consulting and Training partner from Ottawa, Canada, demonstrated IVY, their domain agnostic data analysis and visualization platform. IVY is tightly integrated with kdb+ and includes a full featured q IDE, providing an immersive, incremental, and exploratory platform for q development and data analysis at scale

Industry Events
Kx participated in Big Data-oriented conferences across its three market sectors this spring: the Big Data Finance Summit at New York University 14 February; the Big Data in Pharma Europe conference in London 18-20 February; the Utility Analytics Summit in Raleigh 9-11 April; and the Big Data in Healthcare conference in Boston 23-24 April.

Fintan Quill, Kx Senior Engineer, is moderating a panel at the Intelligent Trading Summit, 13 May in New York City. The panel is on Technology Advances for High Performance Trading and Analytics. Kx will also have a booth, so please stop by. Details here.

On 4 June, Kx will be a speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor at the Trading Show, booth 208. Fintan Quill will be speaking at 9:30 am on 5 June about kdb+. Details here.

In The Press
The Kx announcement of free 32-bit kdb+ for commercial use was covered in a number of media outlets including: Automated Trader, Waters Technology, Bob's Guide, Hacker News, and Finextra.

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