Palo Alto (8 Nov 2005) – Kx Systems today announced new speed gains for
its kdb+tick application, achieved by eliminating the latency between data capture
and data analysis. Kx, leader in high-performance databases and financial applications,
offers kdb+tick worldwide on Linux, Solaris and Windows x64 operating systems.
“Today’s onslaught of tick data streams in 24×7 from multiple
exchanges worldwide. The trading firm that acts on this data faster stands to make
enterprising trades microseconds ahead of the competition,” said Simon Garland,
Kx CTO. “Zero latency kdb+tick makes streaming data usable in applications
Because kdb+tick v. 2.2 removes the traditional delay between the capture of streaming
data and its availability for applications, it enables traders to receive every
single tick instantly. Applications written using kdb+tick can, for example, update
a spreadsheet in real time with every tick that streams in.
By removing the latency between tick data capture and analysis, kdb+tick endows
extreme speed applications, such as auto trading and program trading, with more
time to execute advanced strategies. It becomes feasible, for example, to perform
full depth-of-book program trading on billions of ticks in a single trading day.
Matthew Rock, Director IT at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein,
rely on the capture speed and fast, flawless time-series analysis in kdb+tick to
develop unprecedented trading models, to back test trading strategies, and to position
DrKW for superior program trading.”
Kdb+tick gives traders more time to respond decisively and
intelligently to market conditions in real time, and its database heritage takes
kdb+tick beyond ordinary streaming data solutions. Without losing a microsecond
of speed for streaming data processing, kdb+tick also maintains a realtime database
that process a million events per second and saves a historical database for business-critical
functions such as regulatory audit trails.