Signal processing with kdb+

6 Sep 2018 | , ,

In the latest in our ongoing series of kdb+ technical white papers published on the Kx Developer’s site, Kx engineer Callum Biggs examines how kdb+/q can be used instead of popular software-based signal processing solutions. Signal processing is used for analyzing observable events, such as IoT sensor data, sounds, images and other types of pulses

Kx featured on 2018 IoT Landscape Map

7 Mar 2018 | , ,

First Mark Capital's Matt Turck has been talking about the growth of both the Big Data and the Internet of Things ecosystems for several years in his blog and elsewhere. An outgrowth of this interest has been graphic "maps" of both the Big Data landscape and the Internet of Things landscape that portray all of the significant players in those markets in a particular year. Subsequent versions of Matt's maps, which are published annually, show the speed of change of IoT technologies and approaches, especially for managing and analyzing large datasets generated by IoT devices. 

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.