Kx and IoT

22 Feb 2016 | , , ,
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It makes sense that Kx technology would be a perfect fit for IoT data, given its decades of high performance analytics with streaming, real time and historical tick data in the financial services industry.

Przemek Tomczak, Global Head of Fast Data Solutions for First Derivatives, spoke with us last week about how Kx technology is a good fit for utilities.

He said: “With the deployment of smart meters and power line sensors, utilities are having to process and store increasing amounts of data, some handling hundreds of millions  to billions of measurements per day. Accessing and analyzing this information is a challenge. Many utilities have dealt with these challenges by only analyzing a sub-set of the information or not at all. For example, using traditional relational and Hadoop technologies to analyze a few hundred million measurements has taken weeks to many hours using large clusters of servers. Performing similar analytics using Kx technology on very modest infrastructure is performed in milliseconds to seconds, enabling utilities to analyze all of their data more cost-effectively to identify anomalies and improve their forecasts and predictions.”

Przemek recently attended the largest North America conference that covers the utility industry from end-to-end. Check out his take-aways on the 2016 utility industry trends, particularly for sensors here.


Kx featured on 2018 IoT Landscape Map

7 Mar 2018 | , ,

First Mark Capital’s Matt Turck has been talking about the growth of both the Big Data and the Internet of Things ecosystems for several years in his blog and elsewhere. An outgrowth of this interest has been graphic “maps” of both the Big Data landscape and the Internet of Things landscape that portray all of the significant players in those markets in a particular year. Subsequent versions of Matt’s maps, which are published annually, show the speed of change of IoT technologies and approaches, especially for managing and analyzing large datasets generated by IoT devices. 

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Kx Technical Whitepaper: Disaster recovery planning for kdb+ tick systems

2 Nov 2017 | , , , ,

This whitepaper discusses disaster recovery and failover concepts from the perspective of the gateway layer accessing a typical kdb+ tick system used in capital markets applications. The end goal of constructing this plan is to ensure high availability of the application via the gateway where possible, considering all conceivable failure scenarios and outlining any actions required to prevent data loss, minimize any downtime and keep the application accessible.