Kx and the Internet of Things Asia
21 Apr 2017
Adoption of connected devices and Internet of Things data analysis has become a compelling business imperative for companies and countries around the world. In Asia, the IoT revolution has unique characteristics reflecting the infrastructure and politics of the region. The conference is fittingly held in Singapore, which is striving to become the world’s first Smart City.
Enhancing Your kdb+/q Toolkit: Real World Examples of Adverbs
12 Apr 2017
Nuša Žnuderl’s latest blog post uses five real-world examples to demonstrate how kdb+/q coders can improve their results by using adverbs and not using looping constructs. Long-term the benefit is vastly improved performance from doing things in the “q way.” In her blog Nuša writes: “Similar to the English language, adverbs in q augment operations to allow an application on lists. They make code shorter, clearer and almost always more efficient than the alternative loopy modus operandi – all of which are qualities that differentiate code written by proficient q users from the rest.”
Kx 1.1 billion taxi ride benchmark highlights advantages of kdb+ architecture
25 Jan 2017
Stellar performance in third-party benchmarks is a tradition at Kx, and now we can add a new benchmark to the list, the taxi ride benchmark developed by Mark Litwintschik. This latest benchmark queries a 1.1 billion New York City taxi ride dataset. Our results were over four orders of magnitude faster than any other CPU technology and comparable to GPU-based code.