Head of Products, Solutions and Innovation at Kx on Product Design and the Vision for the Future
16 Mar 2018
As the SVP of Products, Solutions and Innovation at Kx Systems, James Corcoran is part of a new chapter in software development at Kx. Since joining Kx parent First Derivatives as a financial engineer in 2009, James has worked around the world building enterprise systems at top global investment banks before moving to the Kx product team in London. James sat down with us recently to discuss his perspective on product design and our technology strategy for the future.
Collaboration: The Dominant Trend in Finance
13 Dec 2017
In December we are re-blogging some of our favorite content from Kx partners and affiliated companies, starting with this article on the ChartIQ blog. ChartIQ is an agile FinTech company that sells an advanced HTML5 charting library used in technical data analysis, trading configurations and for charting in the capital markets industry. Kx offers a ChartIQ integration as an addition to our Dashboards. In "Collaboration: The Dominant Trend in Finance," ChartIQ's Hanni Chehak writes about the rise of FinTech companies, and the role collaboration plays as FinTech companies are increasingly disrupting the traditional banking sector.
Kx Technical Whitepaper: Disaster recovery planning for kdb+ tick systems
2 Nov 2017
This whitepaper discusses disaster recovery and failover concepts from the perspective of the gateway layer accessing a typical kdb+ tick system used in capital markets applications. The end goal of constructing this plan is to ensure high availability of the application via the gateway where possible, considering all conceivable failure scenarios and outlining any actions required to prevent data loss, minimize any downtime and keep the application accessible.
The Silver Lining for Financial Services from MiFiD II Compliance
8 Dec 2016
New market structural reform rules are disrupting how financial institutions are doing business -- in a good way. Traditionally banks’ compliance departments have had the luxury of churning out reports to satisfy the regulators, and then filing them away. Those days are gone. Greater amounts of data, on more types of products, now must be analyzed and reported upon more quickly. This is forcing all operational areas, from the back-office to the front office, to upgrade their technology stack in response to the new regulatory regime. In the process, they are discovering a silver lining.