Kx featured in Bloor Streaming Analytics Report 2016

30 Sep 2016 | , , ,
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Kx is among the leading streaming analytics technology firms chosen by Bloor Research for a recent market report. Streaming analytics has emerged as an essential capability for businesses today looking to capitalize on the value of their data. With the volume and velocity of Big Data increasing, new tools are needed to keep pace. Bloor selected a group of 14 vendors at the cutting edge of this new era of computing including IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Software AG and Kx. Further evidence that, as Bloor reports, Kx has: “crossed the chasm from capital markets into the next generation of streaming analytics and the Internet of Things.”

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Head of Products, Solutions and Innovation at Kx on Product Design and the Vision for the Future

16 Mar 2018 | , , ,

As the SVP of Products, Solutions and Innovation at Kx Systems, James Corcoran is part of a new chapter in software development at Kx. Since joining Kx parent First Derivatives as a financial engineer in 2009, James has worked around the world building enterprise systems at top global investment banks before moving to the Kx product team in London. James sat down with us recently to discuss his perspective on product design and our technology strategy for the future.

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. 

Kdb+ Utilities: Essential utility for identifying performance problems

28 Feb 2018 | ,

If you are a kdb+/q developer, you will find the utilities created by Kx Managing Director and Senior Solution Architect Leslie Goldsmith to be a valuable resource. The “Kdb+ Utilities” series of blog posts gives a quick introduction to the utilities, available at Leslie Goldsmith’s GitHub. In this third part of the series we look at Leslie’s qprof, which allows a programmer to drill down into q functions or applications to inspect performance and CPU usage in a fine-grained fashion.