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.
Kdb+ Utilities: Essential utility for identifying performance problems
28 Feb 2018
If you are a kdb+/q developer, you will find the utilities created by Kx Managing Director and Senior Solution Architect Leslie Goldsmith to be a valuable resource. The "Kdb+ Utilities" series of blog posts gives a quick introduction to the utilities, available at Leslie Goldsmith’s GitHub. In this third part of the series we look at Leslie’s qprof, which allows a programmer to drill down into q functions or applications to inspect performance and CPU usage in a fine-grained fashion.
Kdb+ Utilities: Q code Workspace Utilities
6 Feb 2018
If you are a kdb+/q developer, you will find the workspace utilities created by Kx Managing Director and Senior Solution Architect Leslie Goldsmith to be a valuable resource. This is the first in a series of blog posts that give a quick introduction to several utilities available at Leslie Goldsmith’s GitHub. In this part of the series we look at an essential tool which contains routines for summarizing and searching the contents of a workspace, ws.
Kx Insights: Top 5 Retail Innovation Trends in 2018
30 Jan 2018
The Kx Retail Innovation Index (Kx RII) reveals that the UK major high street retailers continuing to innovate are succeeding. Those being recognized by consumers for their innovation to drive customer experience are winning. Download the full report to read more: 2018 Kx Retail Innovation Index.
Kx Partner Companies Recognized for Excellence and Innovation
26 Jan 2018
Over the last few months a number of startups using Kx technology have been recognized for excellence and innovation in their industries, including BrainWaveBank, 3DEO and RxDataScience (RxDS).
RxDS, is at the forefront of new types of interactive data science software applications for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. It uses Kx technology to power the Big Data analytics engine in its apps. Silicon Review noted RxDS’ rapid growth in revenue and customer acquisition in naming RxDS as one of the 30 Fastest Growing Private Companies to Watch.
Kx Insights: SaaS for IIoT Predictive Maintenance in the Cloud
23 Jan 2018
Cloud computing is increasingly becoming critical to business, especially as digital technologies like IIoT become widespread. Gartner predicts that in the next year, the cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) market will grow 85%, five times faster than traditional software. For industrial companies who want to use the IIoT for predictive maintenance, cloud-based SaaS solutions offer tremendous opportunities that have the potential to disrupt the equipment maintenance world.