Insights into kdb+ 3.6

5 Jun 2018 | , ,

At Kx25, the international kdb+ user group conference held on May 18th, we released kdb+ version 3.6. With this release, we are opening up new possibilities for kdb+ application developers. It provides a lot of new capabilities and streamlines previously complex processes so that programmers will be able to take a simpler approach to writing systems compared to what they did in the past.

Migrating a kdb+ historical database to the Amazon Cloud

18 Apr 2018 | , , ,

If you are currently migrating, or considering migrating an historical kdb+ database (HDB) to the Cloud, you will want to read this white paper on the kdb+ developers’ site which looks at popular storage solutions available within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. The paper also compares and contrasts the performance of kdb+ on EC2 instances versus physical hardware.

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.