Kx and kdb+ for speed in analytics

Kx Porsche sponsorship highlights speed and precision engineering

14 Jun 2017 | , , , , , , , ,
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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.”

The Kx-sponsored Porsche GT3 dazzled attendees at the big reveal with its 2017 livery, a palette of brilliant Kx blue. “Analytics at Speed” indeed, the car is a beauty, as you can see in the video of the event here.

The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is the fastest international single marque GT racing Championship, contended by professional teams and drivers in technically identical 460 hp ‘Type 991’ 911 GT3 Cup race cars, according to Porsche.

“New model this year, it’s way more powerful with a 4 liter engine,” said Paul Rees the Kx GT Supercup driver. “It’s the fastest one marque race in the world and Porsche claims it is the most competitive GT series on the planet, so it is kind of like the Formula 1 of GT Racing.”

Synchronized with the latest from Porsche, Kx technology is also setting speed records this year. Check out these stats:

  • Batch: Ingest data at 10 million records/second/core
  • Store: Accumulate 10 trillion data points (3PB) of NYSE data
  • Streaming: Process and store 4.5M events/second/core

For the latest on the Porsche Supercup visit this website.


Kdb+ Transitive Comparisons

6 Jun 2018 | , ,

By Hugh Hyndman, Director, Industrial IoT Solutions. A direct comparison of the performance of kdb+ against InfluxData and, by transitivity, against Cassandra, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, and OpenTSDB

Kx provides rapid access to unstructured data

Insights into kdb+ 3.6

5 Jun 2018 | , ,

At Kx25, the international kdb+ user group conference held on May 18th, we released kdb+ version 3.6. With this release, we are opening up new possibilities for kdb+ application developers.
It provides a lot of new capabilities and streamlines previously complex processes so that programmers will be able to take a simpler approach to writing systems compared to what they did in the past.