KX Announces Dashboards Integration with Finsemble and OpenFin

29 June 2018 | 4 minutes

(New York, London, 29 June 2018) KX, a division of First Derivatives plc (FD) and provider of the industry-leading kdb+ analytics database, has announced Dashboards for KX integration with Finsemble and OpenFin. Dashboards for KX’s rich visualization, powered by the complex processing capabilities and speed of KX technology, is now enhanced with a seamless desktop experience.

OpenFin’s operating system (OS) enables rapid and secure deployment, native experience and desktop interoperability. Applications can not only run as desktop apps but enhanced window management lets users organize windows with pop-outs, snapping and docking. Finsemble offers advanced snap-and-dock window management with tabbing, tiling and adds the ability to save/restore workspace configurations out of the box. Finsemble also enables selective linking of windows to synchronize data and user actions while the notification area can display application events linking to workflow actions.

Dashboards for KX features an interactive editor which provides the ability to compose and share new applications on demand. Components like OLAP data exploration, dynamic forms, rich charting and custom widgets can be configured with real-time streaming to bring data to life. Kdb+, which has a small memory footprint, low latency, and in-memory database, complements the Dashboards presentation and Finsemble’s native desktop interface to provide a next generation experience.

Additionally, Dashboards for KX integrates with the FDC3 (Financial Desktop Connectivity and Collaboration Consortium) ecosystem. Launched by OpenFin last year, FDC3 enables cross-app communication for legacy and web apps via an open and transparent standard.

George Kelly, SVP Head of UI Development at KX, stated, “Integration with Finsemble and OpenFin reinforces Dashboards for KX as a true first-class citizen of the enterprise desktop. This partnership enables our clients to not only design and share visualizations, but better organize their workspace and interact openly with a thriving ecosystem of new applications.”

Dan Schleifer, CEO of ChartIQ / Finsemble commented “KX has been a long-time customer of ChartIQ charting, and we were thrilled to work with them to bring Dashboards to the desktop using Finsemble. Dashboards for KX focuses on a seamless user experience and offers big data insight unmatched in capital markets. Dashboards joins the Finsemble ecosystem where clients can build intelligent workflows across their in-house and third-party applications.”

Chuck Doerr, President and COO of OpenFin said, “KX is at the cutting edge of power and performance in financial technology.  Native desktop experience and interoperability takes Dashboards to the next level when it comes to end user experience and we’re delighted to be partnering with KX on this innovative offering.”

About FD and KX
KX is a division of FD, a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. KX technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. KX delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,300 people worldwide.

For more information about KX please visit www.kx.com. For general inquiries, write to info@kx.com. For press inquiries, write to pr@firstderivatives.com

About ChartIQ / Finsemble
ChartIQ builds powerful, lightweight financial solutions that modernize the user experience for capital market institutions, investment banks, and brokerage firms around the world. Harnessing the power of HTML5, ChartIQ specializes in building advanced time-series financial charts, technical analysis tools, and data agnostic trading platforms. Utilizing powerful APIs, simple SDKs, and easy integration architectures, developers can easily turn complex projects into streamlined builds that produce incredible user experiences across web, mobile, and desktop.

ChartIQ is based out of Charlottesville, Virginia, with offices in New York City, London, and Limassol. Founded in 2012, ChartIQ has a global customer base with over 200 firms represented. For more info, visit chartiq.com.

About OpenFin
Move Fast. Break Nothing. OpenFin is the financial industry’s operating system, enabling rapid and secure deployment, native experience and desktop interoperability. Used by the largest industry players through to the newest FinTech innovators, OpenFin deploys hundreds of desktop applications to over 500 buy-side and sell-side firms. OpenFin investors include Bain Capital Ventures, DRW Venture Capital, Euclid Opportunities, J.P. Morgan, Nyca Partners and Pivot Investment Partners among others. The company is based in New York with offices in London.