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Kx parent First Derivatives has formed a strategic partnership for the use of its Kx technology with Thomson Reuters to power the latest version of their financial Data as a Service platform, Velocity Analytics. The agreement follows a comprehensive review of real-time and in-memory technologies by Thomson Reuters.
Velocity Analytics combines real-time and reference data with Thomson Reuters’ deep tick history database to provide clients with market data for use by quantitative analysts, traders and compliance departments across the financial services industry. It provides both pre-built and custom analytics on enriched market data from more than 70 exchange, broker and vendor data sources. This enables clients to create their own data repository for analytics, compliance and other use cases.
A growing pipeline of buy-side and sell-side firms are currently evaluating the service, with several strategic customers engaged in an early adoption programme. The service will be delivered from the world’s largest private financial markets Cloud network, Thomson Reuters Elektron.
Mike Powell, managing director for enterprise capabilities, Financial and Risk, at Thomson Reuters, commented: “Given Thomson Reuters’ global customer footprint and the demand across the industry for streaming analytics and market insight driven by increasingly quantitative trading strategies and regulatory reporting requirements, demand should be strong for this solution. We are pleased to be working with FD to power Velocity Analytics using Kx technology.”
Brian Conlon, Chief Executive Officer of FD and Kx commented: “FD is pleased to partner with Thomson Reuters, using the ability of our Kx technology to enable real-time analytics on very large datasets to power the Velocity Analytics service. This agreement significantly increases our channel to market and the service will be rapidly deployed to customers through Thomson Reuters Elektron, which will accelerate our growth in this market.”
Kx has been the software leader for complex analytics on massive-scale streaming data for over two decades. The Kx technology is an established and trusted standard for trading, surveillance and research in financial services. Kx has emerged as the elegant, integrated solution to the analytic needs of the pharma, retail, utilities and high-tech manufacturing industries; scaling effortlessly to the data challenges of the Internet of Things.
With more than 100 major global corporations as clients, Kx works closely with its user group to drive and prioritize its research and development so that it delivers the most innovative software, tools, solutions and services to solve its customers’ business needs. 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 is a division of First Derivatives plc. Listed on the London Stock Exchange [FDP:LN] First Derivatives is a specialist software and consulting organization with a uninterrupted track record of customer success and profitable growth since it was listed in 2002.
For more information about Kx, please visit www.kx.com.
About First Derivatives
First Derivatives plc (FD) is a global technology provider whose services and solutions are used by many of the world’s largest companies. In addition to Kx, the FD Group includes MRP and Capital Markets Consulting, CMC.
MRP is a global provider of marketing intelligence, software and services. MRP drives sales pipelines and delivers the insights clients need to more effectively sell to their key target markets. CMC supports financial institutions in designing, developing, implementing and supporting a broad range of mission-critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations. Services are provided both on-site and from its strategically located Near Shore centers.
FD is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (FDP:LN) and has had double-digit revenue growth every year since it was incorporated in 1996. FD has over 1,500 employees around the world, including in London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Palo Alto, Toronto, Ottawa, Belfast, Dublin, and its headquarters in Newry.
For more information, please visit www.firstderivatives.com.
This article is modified from a press release issued by FD on 27 April 2016.