Top tier bank achieves nearly 10x speed improvement using Kx kdb+ v4.0 and Optane Memory

29 May 2020 | ,

by Lillian Hughes   As data volumes increase, many applications must resort to offloading data from memory to long term storage media (SSD/NVMe/HDD/NFS), but subsequently suffer a performance hit when analysing it from those inherently slower media. The introduction of Optane DC Persistent memory (Optane) from Intel provides a solution by introducing a new category

Kx Whitepaper: Implementing Trend Indicators in kdb+

19 May 2020 | ,

In this whitepaper James Galligan, kdb+ engineer at Kx, illustrates how many advanced trading analytics can be efficiently implemented based on core primitives in q. Examples range from simple moving averages to more complex functions like Relative Strength Index and Moving Average Convergence Divergence,

Kdb+ version 4.0 – faster, more secure

23 Mar 2020 |

By Simon Garland We are pleased to announce version 4.0 of kdb+, introducing significant new features for improving performance and security. Multithreaded primitives The parallelism implicit in loopless vector-programming languages, such as q, help them access the processing power of multi-processor machines with minimal coding effort. Q’s Parallel Each operator lets the developer simply assign