New York (24 Jun 2013) – Kx Systems, the leader in high-performance database and time-series analysis, is pleased to announce its silver sponsorship of the 2013 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference taking place June 22 – 27. A leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and end-users, the conference sponsorship is the latest initiative in Kx Systems’ academic program, which educates university students about the central role that its technology and the q programming language play in addressing the financial industry’s key data challenges.
The conference will explore topics such as the dichotomy between data and processes, managing database technology on an enterprise scale, and the proliferation of electronic securities trading in the U.S. stocks and options markets. Keynote presentations will include Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano; Alex Nazaruk and Michael Rauchman, Middle Lake Partners, LLC; and Paul Yaron, J.P. Morgan Chase. The event will take place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City’s Times Square.
“The annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference serves as an excellent medium for dynamic discussions surrounding the challenges and opportunities fostered by data in an enterprise environment, particularly in the finance sector,” said Fintan Quill, Senior Engineer at Kx Systems. “Since many top financial institutions implement Kx technology and the q language, our goal for the conference is to provide valuable insights to industry professionals hoping to mitigate and streamline their data challenges.”
Quill continued, “Our objective is to provide customers with the fastest, most efficient, and most flexible tools for processing real-time and historical data. The financial industry is burdened with exorbitant amounts of data records that businesses need immediate access to for trading, risk management, and compliance. We are excited to further the dialogue that surrounds these kinds of processing needs with conference attendees and the financial industry at large.”