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Kx is pleased to announce its new website, available in English and Chinese. It contains lots of interesting new content including Kx Systems’ most recent whitepaper, “The 21st-Century Time-series Database,” which offers an in-depth look at not merely the power and performance of the kdb+ database, but also at the world in which that technology lives.
Kx 20th Anniversary
Kx will be hosting a series of events throughout 2013 to celebrate 20 successful years in business. The main reception will be in New York City on 25 September. Kx will also be celebrating with a dinner in Shanghai on 23 April and a boat trip in Chicago over the summer.
Kx will be holding a User Group Meeting kindly hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch on 11 March. Speakers will include Simon Garland, Chief Strategist and Dennis Shasha, Professor, Courant Institute, New York University. There will also be a panel discussion. Contact for more details.
Kx’s exhibit at the Museum of Mathematics, opened on 15 December to rave reviews. The exhibit, which features a math game called Sixth Sense invented by Martin Gardner, is now open to the public. Please stop by and visit this wonderful museum.
Kx is continuing its lecture series at local universities with a second presentation at NYU on 12 February. Fintan Quill will be giving a speech entitled, “Analyzing Financial Data Using kdb+,” to mathematics masters students. The goal is to give students the tools to solve big data problems across different industries. Visit the website to learn more about Kx’s academic outreach.
Kx sponsored a reception in November at the Paris Club. The event was filled to capacity and everyone had the opportunity to mix and mingle with members of the local financial community. Kx was joined by partners Intel, IBM, First Derivatives, and Kove.
Kx offered a fully booked quant workshop last month and another one will be scheduled this quarter to accommodate additional interest. These custom events give new users the opportunity to share knowledge and learn more about kdb+ and q. Contact if you are interested.
Kx will be hosting a User Group Meeting in Shanghai on 23 April. Janet Lustgarten, CEO, Chris Burke, Director of Asia Pacific, Charlie Skelton, CTO, and Kim Kuen Tang, Senior Quantitative Analyst, DEVnet, will be attending. Kx’s 20th anniversary dinner will follow the event. Contact email@example.com for more details.
TradeTech China, Shanghai, 24-25 April. Kx will be exhibiting at TradeTech China’s 5th Annual Equity Trading Conference. Please stop by and visit the Kx booth.
DEVnet attended E-World Energy and Water 2013 on behalf of Kx in Essen, Germany last week. The event is the leading sectoral meeting place in the European energy and water industries. More than 20,000 visitors from more than 20 countries attended. The event featured 700 exhibitors presenting innovative products for the “smart energy” segment.
Kx and DEVnet will be co-sponsoring the Global Derivatives Trading & Risk Management 2013 in Amsterdam, 15-19 April. It will be the 20th anniversary of the conference, which focuses on cutting edge strategies, and practical techniques for advanced derivatives pricing, hedging, trading, and risk management. Please stop by and visit the Kx booth.
In conjunction with the Global Derivatives event, Kx and DEVnet will be co-hosting a quant workshop to give new users the opportunity to share knowledge and learn more about kdb+ and q. Contact DEVnet if you are interested.
Fintan Quill talks with Advanced Trading about Kx’s recent Chicago client win - Sun Trading Solutions. The firm has expanded its use of the kdb+ database to support cross-asset trading activities across new markets and additional geographies.
Simon Garland was featured in a Forbes article talking about Kx System’s recent release of version 3.0 of the kdb+ database. The new release offers higher processing speed with Intel’s latest processors and support for WebSockets, GUIDs and UUIDs.
Chris Burke spoke with Waters Technology about the challenges of rising data volumes in the Chinese marketplace and the struggles Chinese brokers are facing in the rapidly changing financial landscape.
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