Palo Alto (28 Jan 2000) – Kx Systems announced today that it is releasing Kdb for Linux. Kdb is a relational database management system extended for time series. Currently available on Unix and NT, Kx has added Kdb for Linux in response to customer demand in the telecommunications and financial services industries. Kdb, on Linux in particular, provides an inexpensive, robust and reliable alternative for high performance database applications.
“We are porting to Linux because we think it is a great system,” says Janet Lustgarten, president and co-founder of Kx. “When you combine Linux’ reliability for remote administration, with Kdb’s proven performance on Wall Street in mission critical enterprise applications, you get an extremely robust product. On a cost basis, no other high-end database product can compete, particularly when you factor in Kdb’s tiny 200K footprint. When you build a high performance system with Kdb and Linux on inexpensive hardware, you really boost your ROI.”
Arthur Whitney, inventor of Kdb, and co-founder of Kx, will be introducing Kdb for Linux at the LinuxWorld Expo next week in New York City. Arthur is leading a “birds of a feather” discussion on Wednesday, February 2nd at 5:45 PM. “Kdb and Linux together make a great system for embedded services like you find in a switchbox or a chip,” says Mr. Whitney. “I will bring to our discussion real life examples of enterprise database applications being developed on Linux and used on Wall Street and in the telecommunications industry. These applications are performing 10-100 times faster than with other database products.”