The MiFIDII Countdown: Systematic Internalizers and Kx Technology

24 Apr 2017 |

After a slow start, the pace of MiFID II impact assessments, particularly among Tier 1 banks, has increased and the market has generally arrived at the ‘implementation stage.’ Armed with impact assessments and business requirements, firms are now delving into the systems changes necessary, and the types of different datasets included. A ‘look under the bonnet’ has shocked many firms, which didn’t realize the level of IT changes and the new categories of data they will need to collect and analyze. As the ‘go-live’ date approaches, it’s time to convert that shock into action.

Kx and the Internet of Things Asia

21 Apr 2017 |

Adoption of connected devices and Internet of Things data analysis has become a compelling business imperative for companies and countries around the world. In Asia, the IoT revolution has unique characteristics reflecting the infrastructure and politics of the region. The conference is fittingly held in Singapore, which is striving to become the world's first Smart City.

Kx Technology and the Connected Store

18 Apr 2017 |

The connected store is the next step in the digital transformation of the retail industry as the Internet of Things brings new sources of real-time and streaming customer data to store operators. New technologies are needed for these emerging frequencies and types of data, which has created an opportunity for Kx for Retail. The Kx streaming analytics platform is perfectly suited to analyzing large volumes of data in real time. Kx helps retailers make faster and more informed decisions based on what is occurring now, what has occurred in the past, and what is predicted to take place in the future.

Enhancing Your kdb+/q Toolkit: Real World Examples of Adverbs

12 Apr 2017 |

Nuša Žnuderl's latest blog post uses five real-world examples to demonstrate how kdb+/q coders can improve their results by using adverbs and not using looping constructs. Long-term the benefit is vastly improved performance from doing things in the “q way.” In her blog Nuša writes: "Similar to the English language, adverbs in q augment operations to allow an application on lists. They make code shorter, clearer and almost always more efficient than the alternative loopy modus operandi – all of which are qualities that differentiate code written by proficient q users from the rest."

Arthur Whitney talks

28 Apr 2015 |

Arthur Whitney writes all of his programming languages from scratch, starting with the operating system. He said his learnings from his R&D work contribute to constantly improving kdb+.