Kx Porsche sponsorship highlights speed and precision engineering

14 Jun 2017 | , , , , , , , ,

Inspired by our corporate mission of excellence in engineering, Kx is sponsoring a Porsche Supercup car and driver for the second year in a row. This year, the car is a new 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car and the driver, again, is Paul Rees. “Porsche is a brand that we associate with speed, power, elegance, simplicity and great engineering,” said Kx Chief Revenue Officer Pat Brazel at the recent unveiling of the car at Porsche Centre Mayfair London ahead of the 2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season. “These are all things that we aspire to, and values that we share in the products that we build.”

Streaming Analytics with kdb+: Detecting card counters in Blackjack

17 May 2017 | , , , , , , , ,

With the growth and acceleration of the Internet of Things (IoT), data collection is increasingly being performed by sensors and smart devices. Consuming and analyzing the massive amounts of data transmitted from sensing devices is considered the next Big Data challenge. A key problem in processing large quantities of data in real-time is the detection of event patterns, and this is why streaming analytics, also known as Event Stream Processing (ESP), is becoming a mainstream solution in IoT. Kx engineers Caolan Rafferty and Krishan Subherwal recently wrote a technical paper that highlights the use case of kdb+ with ESP.