Q for Mortals guide to kdb+ & q programming

New edition of Q for Mortals

7 Dec 2015 | , , ,
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Jeffry Borror has published q for Mortals Version 3, An Introduction to Q Programming. You can read the first chapter, “Shock and Awe,” at the Kx wiki, code.kx.com.

Also called Q4M3, Borror’s book is a thorough presentation of the q programming language and an introduction to the kdb+ database. It is a complete rewrite of the original Q for Mortals that is current with q3.3.

The presentation is derived from classes taught by the author at international financial institutions over the last decade. It is a series of tutorials based on q snippets intended to be entered interactively into the q console by the reader.

It is available at Amazon and in the United Kingdom, it is available at Amazon UK.


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.