Overview of kdb+tick

28 Nov 2014 | , , ,
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Developer Ian Boyd recently wrote an excellent overview of kdb+tick on the AquaQ blog.

kdb+tick is an in-memory and on-disk database system which facilitates the streaming, capture and storage of high-speed real-time data for immediate analysis. It will also automatically historicise the data. That sounds great, right? The advantages that this type of system can bring a business in any sector are easy to imagine.

If you want to meet Ronan Pairceir of AquaQ and you are in the New York City region, come to the next Kx Community NYC Meetup, Dec. 9.

To read more from Ian’s blog post, click here.

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kdb+ tick database disaster recovery

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

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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.

Kdb+ Mastermind Challenge

Kdb+ Mastermind Challenge

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The Kx Community NYC Meetup recently competed in a Mastermind coding competition moderated by expert kdb+ programmer Nick Psaris, author of the book “Q Tips: Fast, Scalable and Maintainable Kdb+.” The top four solutions were notable for the completely different approaches they took. Mastermind is a popular code-breaking game introduced in 1975 that pits a “codemaker” against a “codebreaker.” The “code,” represented by four pegs chosen from a universe of 6 colors, is picked by the “codemaker.” The “codebreaker” continually makes 4-peg guesses and is told by the “codemaker” how many are the correct color in the correct position, and how many are the correct color in the wrong position.

Collaboration with Kx and Thomson Reuters using kdb+

The Power of Collaboration: Kx and Thomson Reuters

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What defines a great collaboration? Kx’s Chief Revenue Officer Pat Brazel writes in this blog about our current Kx and Thomson Reuters partnership. Over the past 12 months Kx and Thomson Reuters’ domain experts, and engineers have jumped into the Velocity Analytics 8 product development process with good faith and real enthusiasm. Out of that has come a product delivery, roadmap and sales strategy that both companies are proud of. To both firms credit, we seem to have avoided the dreaded “not-invented-here” syndrome. Both companies have brought the best of their technologies together to create a product which builds on, and exceeds, the foundation on which it is built.