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Customer News
Kx is proud to announce our newest client in Asia, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange's Laboratory for Financial Innovation will be using kdb+ to build a data analysis platform for market risk assessment, analysis of market performance and trading simulations using streaming, real-time and historical data.

Kx in the News
Bloor Research analyst Phil Howard wrote about Kx Systems in an article on how kdb+ is well placed in today's technology marketplace. For everything there is a season 17 July 2014. He also recently completed an InDetail Report about how kdb+ is ideal for Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Jason Stamper, data management and analytics analyst for 451 Research, published an Impact Report on Kx. In it he calls Kx "one of the fastest analytic databases on the block," and references Kx's impressive performance benchmarks with the Securities Technology Analysis Center Benchmark Council.

Kx Chief Strategist Simon Garland was chosen for the third time by Institutional Investor as a top 50 technologist on Wall Street. Simon's ranking was 38, up from 40 in 2013. The 2014 Tech 50: Moving out of the Lab and into the Cloud 8 July 2014.

Other articles published since the spring newsletter include: Shenzhen Stock Exchange Selects Kx Systems kdb+ for Data Analytics 15 September 2014; Kx Systems Looking to Grow in China 11 September 2014;  SR Labs Announces the SMDS kdb+ Bridge 8 July 2014; Wall Street Firms Extend 'Big Data' Capabilities 19 June 2014; and Tackling the Historical Data Challenge: Big data is noisy, messy and, frequently, inconsistent 19 May 2014.

Partner News
Continuing the trend of partners using Kx as embedded software, Datawatch is now selling a kdb+-powered visualization solution that extends the capabilities of traditional BI reporting with visually rich analytics.

Kx's flagship utility customer, the Independent Electricity System Operator in Ontario, (IESO) has awarded Kx partner Affinity Systems a contract to expand the capabilities of their meter data management system with a separate data mart to be built in kdb+.

Kx's German partner DEVnet released a suite of open source enterprise components, called Exxeleron, to simplify adoption of kdb+, speed up the standardization of kdb+ infrastructures and encourage new kdb+ users to get started. It was presented at the last Community Meetup in NYC.

AquaQ, a Kx partner based in Belfast, Ireland, released a catalogue of instructional videos for several levels of kdb+ usage as well as extensive on-line training courses. You can learn more about both offerings here.

Company Events
Kx is continuing its series of free, introductory-level workshops for kdb+ and q. This month we held successful workshops in London on 4 September and New York City on 10 September. The next one will be held in Chicago on 29 September.

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Company News
Kx is proud to announce the promotion of New York City-based Fintan Quill. His new title is Global Head of Sales Engineering. Congratulations, Fintan!

Community News
A number of Kx Community Meetups were held in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York City. Simon Garland will be speaking about the latest enhancements to kdb+ at the next New York City event on 23 September. Please RSVP to , or join the Kx Community NYC Meetup and RSVP here.

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Industry Events
Kx is attending the Big Data in Pharma USA conference in Boston this week. Fintan Quill will give a talk entitled "Putting Big Data to Work in Pharma" at a Kx-hosted breakfast briefing.

Kx's utility client, the IESO, will be attending and speaking at Utility Analytics Week in Newport Beach 22-24 October. Their presentation, entitled "Ontario Canada's IESO and Smart Metering System Experiences" will be given by Przemek Tomchak, Director, Smart Metering.

Kx Head of Sales, Michael O'Neill, will join partner Datawatch at its exhibit booth at Whitehall Media's Big Data Analytics conference in London 13 November. 

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