Kx powers large-scale in-memory research at Squarepoint Capital
25 Apr 2017
Kx Systems, a subsidiary of First Derivatives (FD) plc, announces that Squarepoint Capital, a global systematic investment manager, has significantly expanded its use of Kx technology for investment research. As faster large-memory servers are becoming standard, investment managers like Squarepoint are designing their systems to capitalize on the extra speed available when analyzing the vast datasets that underpin their investment models. Squarepoint is taking advantage of these large-memory servers to get the best performance on complex analytics with a lower total cost of ownership compared to other technologies on the market.
Code to Glory: How Intel and Kx Systems Beat the Benchmarks
13 Apr 2017
Kx and Intel recently partnered on a series of benchmarks run by an independent tech blogger using public datasets of taxi rides in New York City. The results were the fastest by far of any other CPU-based technologies.
Key take-aways from Intel’s article about the benchmarks are: real-time analysis of massive market data volumes delivers profitable insights; accelerated query performance is the ultimate resource to identify trading opportunities and coding for parallelism and vectorization is time well spent, it delivers exceptional results.
Fresh Business Thinking: How is technology boosting productivity for UK businesses?
7 Apr 2017
Kx’s Kevin McGivern writes in the latest issue of Fresh Business Thinking how technology is the single greatest enabler of boosting productivity within businesses – yet ONS statistics show that on average, the UK is as much as one day a week less productive than France, Germany and the US. It’s clear that more work needs to be done now to harness new, innovative technologies that will be pivotal in helping organizations disrupt their business models in years to come. But what steps need to be taken to get there, in a bid to claw back that elusive, extra day?