Kx hires data storage expert Glenn Wright

Kx hires leading data storage expert

12 Jul 2016 | , , ,
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Palo Alto (16 Jun 2016) – Kx Systems, the acknowledged leader in time-series analytics for streaming, real-time and historical data, today announced the appointment of data storage expert Glenn Wright, as a Senior Architect.

Wright brings to the company over 20 years of technical experience in the High-Performance Computing (HPC) industry, working on server, networking and storage elements of extreme performance solutions.

Wright commented on his new position: “Over the previous years I have worked very intently with Kx Systems technology, and I have seen Kx invest in and develop their technology during that time. I have always admired their absolute core focus on high performance and ultra low latency attributes of their in-memory database. I am thrilled to be a part of Kx, and I am fortunate to join at a time when Kx is able to exploit the massive capabilities in store with new infrastructure and systems technologies. This will allow Kx solutions to further scale without compromise. This, combined with the company’s innovative capabilities, has made Kx an obvious choice for me. I’m very much looking forward to meeting clients and getting to work.”

Mark Sykes, COO of Kx, commented: “It’s great news for Kx and our clients; Glenn’s 20 years’ experience and specialized knowledge will be of exceptional value, both to us and our clients. Kx has led the Big Data Technology vendors for over 20 years, and we’ve done so by continuous investment in Research and Development. Glenn will be significantly contributing to this effort, helping us to take advantage of new hardware, architectures and fabrics before they are released by our partners.

Additionally, Glenn’s singular real world experience of optimizing data storage and processing systems will be invaluable to our existing customers, enhancing our ability to advise and respond to their increasing data and analytic requirements. Having such an experienced and renowned industry expert highlights our commitment to delivering world-leading technology and we are delighted to welcome Glenn to the team.”

Prior to joining Kx, Wright worked for DDN Storage, where he was responsible for the introduction of new architectures for the massive scaling of financial services market data and risk analytics, using high-performance in-memory databases. Wright has also held senior roles at QLogic (Infiniband group) and Sun Microsystems Inc. Wright will be based in London.

Kx and kdb+ are registered trademarks of Kx Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of First Derivatives plc

About Kx
Kx is the world leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. The company’s focus is on delivering the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications.

For more than 20 years the world’s largest banks, brokers and regulators have been relying on Kx technology to address the challenges posed by exploding volumes of data, regulatory requirements and the need for ever-faster processing in the global financial markets. Independently tested and benchmarked, Kx is unique.

With more than 100 major global corporations as clients, Kx works closely with its user group to drive and prioritize its R&D to continually deliver innovation and real-world benefits, as well as supporting its customers’ success with tools, solutions and services. As the Internet of Things creates never before seen volumes of structured machine data, new industries are embracing Kx technology’s proven ability to store and analyze data in real-time.

Kx Systems, Inc. is a subsidiary of First Derivatives plc., which is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (FDP:LN) and is a global supplier of software and consulting services. First Derivatives has enjoyed double-digit revenue growth every year since it was incorporated in 1996.

For more information about Kx, please contact us.

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