Kx MISSION

Kx Systems was founded to address one of the most basic problems in high-performance computing: the inability of traditional relational database technology to keep up with the explosive escalation of data volumes. Ever since, the company’s singular goal has been to provide its customers with the most efficient and flexible tools for ultra-high-speed processing of real-time, streaming and historical data.

The basis for Kx Technology is a uniquely integrated platform which includes a high-performance historical time-series columnar database called kdb+, an in-memory compute engine, and a real-time streaming processor all unified with an expressive query and programming language called q.

Designed from the start for extreme scale, and running on industry standard servers, the kdb+ database has been proven to solve complex problems faster than any of its competitors.

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PERFORMANCE

Built on a unique computer programming paradigm, Kx's kdb+ database and its associated programming language, q, use a single architecture to access billions and trillions of structured data records, resulting in blazingly fast processing times — many times faster than those of competitive technologies.

MISSION CRITICAL

Kx customers are market leaders in their fields — from top investment banks and hedge funds to premier energy companies, pharmaceutical firms, and scientific research institutions. Our powerful software allows these companies to tackle the most complex and data-intensive applications.

SIMPLICITY

Kx's elegant architecture, minimal storage requirements, and ultra efficient utilization of hardware combine to deliver a lower TCO. It has been specifically designed to allow the database to scale out easily as data volumes grow – without losing performance.

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ASIC
Appian
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Bandwidth
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BitMex
BIVA
Cantor Fitzgerald
CCL
Citadel
Commerzbank
Concordia
DekaBank
Detica
Deutsche Bank
European Space Agency
Fidelity Investments
GSA Capital
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Millennium Partners
Mizuho
NSE
Oppenheimer
Purdue
Quantile
RBC Capital Markets
Thomson Reuters
RMB
Sign Pass
Shenzhen Stock Exchange
kdb+ used in research at Squarepoint
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UniCredit Bank
U.S Securities and Exchange Commission
Virtu Financial
Winton
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FEATURED NEWS

Kx offers kdb+ on-demand for Cloud and on-premises

Kx offers kdb+ on-demand for Cloud and on-premises

27 Mar 2018 | ,

PALO ALTO, CA (27 March 2018) Kx Systems announces that it has released a subscription-based version of kdb+, its core technology. Kdb+ on demand has a new flexible pricing model which makes it widely accessible to programmers for all uses. This model is available for use on premises, as well as to meet the rising […]

Kx parent FD, announces Contract Win in Gaming

Kx announces Contract Win in Gaming

20 Feb 2018 | , , ,

FD (AIM:FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I) announces that it has signed a contract with a FTSE 100 gaming company for the use of Kx technology to provide data analytics services. The contract win follows a successful proof of concept in which Kx provided operational intelligence that demonstrated a compelling return on investment versus traditional database solutions and open […]

HIGHLIGHTS

kdb+ on demand released
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Scientific Revenue has selected Kx technology as the analytics platform
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Under an agreement with ESA to support the development of Kx technology within commercial space applications
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Major Machine Learning investment in Kx technology
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BitMEX, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has expanded its use of kdb+ within its trading platform.
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Kx Technology and the SETI Institute have teamed up with NASA Frontier Development Lab
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kdb+ (v3.5) released
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Kx shatters benchmarks for tick data analytics
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Kx for Surveillance has won Market Surveillance System of the Year
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Kx has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
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Kx for Surveillance solution was selected by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
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Squarepoint Capital expands its use of Kx Systems technology
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Kx offers a 32-bit version of kdb+ for free so you can try it for yourself and see how powerful and fast it is. This download has all the compatibility and functionality of the full 64-bit version, and is for non-commercial use only. A Raspberry Pi version is also available. Click below to download Kdb+ today.

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Kx Technology requires 10 to 50 times less computing infrastructure

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Kx Technology is active in all 10 of the world’s leading investment banks

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Kx Technology is up to 100 times faster than Hadoop-based Big Data systems