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.
Socket Sharding with kdb+ and Linux
25 Jan 2018
In the latest Kx technical whitepaper, Marcus Clarke discusses the use of Socket Sharding, which was introduced as a new feature in kdb+ V3.5. Socket Sharding enables the use of Linux's SO_REUSEPORT socket option, which allows multiple sockets to listen on the same IP address and port number combination. The kernel will then allocate connection requests across the listening processes.
In this paper, Marcus investigates several scenarios where processes are running with this socket option enabled. These include adding more listener processes on the fly, sending a large volume of requests, routing connections when one listener process is busy and rolling updates to minimize downtime.
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.
Sensors Working Overtime
11 Jan 2018
Kx recently became an official team supplier to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing who is using Kx technology to handle mission-critical aerodynamic data. Below is an article published by Aston Martin Red Bull Racing on 11 January 2018 which explains the importance of this aero data, and working with Kx technology, for improving car performance for the F1 Team. It outlines how Kx’s in-memory, time series database software, capable of handling millions of events and measurements every second, provides a platform for analysing data on the RB14 and its successors.