Kdb+ enables Green Computing

11 Jul 2017 | , , ,

Energy consumption by computers is now recognized as a serious issue with long-term implications. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports that in roughly 20 years, today’s computer chips will require more power than global energy production can provide. Kdb+ sets records for speed at performing complex analytics due to its vector-based algorithms, which have been optimized to make best use of the hardware they run on. As a result kdb+ makes fewer demands on the hardware and requires less electricity. This lowers its total cost of ownership, while earning high marks for green computing.