ABOUT Kx

Kx was founded in 1993 by Arthur Whitney and Janet Lustgarten to address a simple problem: the inability of traditional relational database technology to keep up with escalating volumes of data. This problem is even more acute today, as data records already number in the trillions and are escalating exponentially. Businesses however, need immediate access to real-time and historical data for a whole range of applications. From research through trading, smart meter data analysis, web site analytics, customer behaviours and a plethora of other applications, all need a high-velocity analytics platform.

Since the company’s inception, Kx’s singular goal has been to provide its customers with the fastest, most efficient, and most flexible tools for processing real-time and historical data. This focus has enabled us to become the worldwide leader in high-volume, high-performance databases.

About Kx Labs

At Kx Labs, we’re passionate about discovering new ideas and transforming them into innovative software products that build on the Kx technologies. We’re seeking leading-edge technologies to solve tomorrow's business challenges. Kx Labs works with Kx's global product teams and our strategic partners to support solutions, training, sales and consulting.

Right now, we’re exploring key emerging areas such as:

  • Cyber Security
  • Operational Intelligence
  • Self Service Analytics
  • IoT and Embedded Software
  • Edge Computing
  • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
  • Data Visualization and Visual Languages

MANAGEMENT

PRESS ROOM

Kdb+ database used for HFT Research by Squarepoint

Kx powers large-scale in-memory research at Squarepoint Capital

25 Apr 2017 | Financial, HFT, Kdb+, kx

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.

kdb+ & Intel beat benchmark

Code to Glory: How Intel and Kx Systems Beat the Benchmarks

13 Apr 2017 | Kdb+, kx

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.

Kx Technology Fund invests in startups using kdb+

Fresh Business Thinking: How is technology boosting productivity for UK businesses?

7 Apr 2017 | Financial, IoT, Kdb+, kx, Startups

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?

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EMEA

Head Office
3 Canal Quay,
Newry,
BT35 6BP
N.Ireland
Tel: +44 (0)28 3025 2242

Belfast
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BT1 4LS
N. Ireland
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Dublin
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D04 N4X9
Rep. of Ireland
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London
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EC4R 0AN
United Kingdom
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Leeds
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Foundry St, Leeds
LS11 5QP
United Kingdom
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Americas

New York
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NY 10006
USA
Tel: +1 (212) 447 6700

Toronto
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Mississauga, On,
L5G 4S1
Canada
Tel: +1 (289) 329 0636

Ottawa
300 Terry Fox Drive,
Kanata, On,
K2K 0E3
Canada
Tel: +1 (613) 2169095

Palo Alto
#375,
555 Bryant Street,
CA 94301
USA

APAC

Sydney
22 Pitt Street,
NSW 2000
Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9236 5700

Singapore
55 Market Street,
048941
Singapore
Tel: +65 6592 1960

Hong Kong
Two Exchange Square,
8 Connaught Place,
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2168 0715

Tokyo
Sanno Park Tower,
2-11-1 Nagata-cho,
Chiyoda-ku,
100-6162
Japan
Tel: +81 (0)36 205 3494

CAREERS

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