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kdb+ Personal Edition

Get to know kdb+ by downloading our free Personal Edition.

    Kdb+ is:

  • a high-performance cross-platform time series columnar database
  • an in-memory compute engine
  • a real-time streaming processor
  • an expressive query and programming language called q, optimized for time series analytics and vector operations

The kdb+ Personal Edition licence is valid for personal use only. The license is valid for 12 months and requires an internet connection.



KX offers an academic package to all institutions that would like to use kdb+ for research and/or teaching purposes. The package includes access to kdb+ licenses, training workshops and much more. Contact for more information.

  • Access to kdb+ workshops
  • Permitted to run on
    premises or cloud
  • Student events – e.g. talks,
    hackathons etc.
  • Compatible with KX Developer
    and KX Dashboards Direct
  • Access to KX Fusion interfaces
    and integrations
  • Access to community support



KX offers a wide range of commercial licenses including subscription, on demand and OEMs. Contact to request the offering which best fits your needs.

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