Dave Thomas, Chief Scientist at Kx Labs, gave an informative talk on processing Fast Big Data at the YOW! developers’ conference in Sydney, Australia in September 2016. The video of his talk has just been posted, and it is a great way to get an overview of the advantages of a simplified technology stack with kdb+ for large-scale data analytics.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Dave outlined the enormous challenges facing data scientists in processing the massive volumes of data required to detect financial fraud, identity theft and an increasing range of cyber threats.
He explained how traditional data architectures struggle with the huge volumes and velocity of data before outlining how a simplified architecture, made possible by the kdb+ database, provides the ability to combine both real-time and historical data in a way that contemporary data forensics now demand.
Watch Dave’s presentation on the Kx Systems’ YouTube channel, and while you’re there, subscribe so you never miss new videos about Kx and kdb+.