Kx Insights: Benefits of Utility Predictive Maintenance Analytics
17 Oct 2017
Utilities are going through significant modernization, with the adoption of smart grid technologies such as advanced metering, advanced distribution management, outage management, customer engagement and analytics. This modernization is creating a wealth of diverse data about assets, operations, and customers. At the same time the job of utilities is becoming more challenging with pressure to reduce costs, competition from new forms of technologies and energy providers as well as the need to integrate renewable energy resources. These new challenges, competition and pressures are leading to innovation and transformation in the utilities industry.
Kx powers Data Mart for Ontario’s Smart Meter Data
23 Aug 2017
Ontario’s electricity system is overseen by a semi-governmental entity called the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The IESO's responsibilities include ensuring that there is enough power to meet the province’s energy needs and to plan for future needs. As part of that mission, a Smart Meter Entity within the IESO administers the data generated by Ontario’s four million smart meters.
Comparing and Contrasting Kx and the Hadoop Ecosystem
1 Nov 2016
Over the past two decades companies in the financial services industry working with extremely large datasets have turned to Kx's high-performance time-series database kdb+, with its built-in programming language called q, for high performance analytics. Some of these companies have in recent years also built applications in Apache Hadoop. In his recent whitepaper, Glenn Wright compares the two systems.
Democratizing fast access to Big Data
26 Apr 2016
Data scientist Dave Thomas weighs in on the historical limitations for business users relying on batch jobs to run analyses on their very large databases. With kdb+ they actually can get to see all of their data at the same time.
Performing Big Data analytics in pharma using financial trading technologies
29 Oct 2015
If you are in the New York area, you won't want to miss the next Kx Community NYC Meetup, which will be a User Forum on new ways to use kdb+ for Big Data.
Treetable: a case-study in q
17 Jun 2014
A treetable is a table with four additional properties.