How to Avoid a Goat in Monte Carlo – Elegantly

19 Feb 2019 | ,

by PJ O’Kane and Rian O’Cuinneagain We are all encouraged to be problem solvers. Solutions, however, depend not only on the complexity of the problem but also on the skillset of the solver and the tools at their disposal. Moreover, some can be faced head-on whereas others are best addressed indirectly. If, for example, you

Kx Product Insights: Kx for Love!!

14 Feb 2019 | , ,

By Declan Fallontine This month’s Insights post falls on Valentine’s day so today’s article will feature a dashboard visualizing data centered on romance.  As a source we will use a blog post by dating site, Zoosk, which investigating generational differences in dating.   Zoosk has over 750K dating profiles and its members have generated nearly 250 million messages

Kx Product Insights: Unusual Trade Volume Alert

7 Feb 2019 | , , ,

By Gemma Clarke Kx has a broad list of products and solutions built on the time-series database platform kdb+ that capitalize on its high-performance capabilities when analysing very large datasets. Kx for Surveillance is a robust platform widely used by financial institutions for monitoring trades for regulatory compliance. The Surveillance platform instantly detects known trading

Kx Product Insights: Flow of Funds AML Alert

31 Jan 2019 | , , , ,

by Gerard Dickson Kx has a broad list of products and solutions built on the time-series database platform kdb+ that capitalize on its high-performance capabilities when analyzing very large datasets. Kx for Surveillance is a robust platform widely used by financial institutions for monitoring trades for regulatory compliance. The Surveillance platform instantly detects known trading

Web Scraping – A Kdb+ Use case

24 Jan 2019 | , , ,

By Abin Saju Web scraping is a method through which human readable content is extracted from a web page using an automated system. The system can be implemented using a bot/web crawler which traverses through domains or through a web browser which mimics human interaction with a page. There are many use cases for the