Williams Racing Announce KX as an Official Supplier

7 April 2021 | 3 minutes

KX is pleased to share that it is an official supplier for Williams Racing.

The agreement will see KX implement a total analytics solution, combining real-time analytics, a time-series database, complex event processing, machine learning, and data visualization tools in one platform. This will significantly enhance the analytical capabilities of Williams Racing, supporting the continuous development and improvement of the FW43B on track and wider operational performance. KX will have branding on the team’s sponsor stacks in the Williams Racing garage.

Whether on the track, in the garage, or at the factory, the ability to capture and analyze data in real-time is a critical requirement for Formula One teams. The KX platform gives Williams Racing a single point of access to all data regardless of system, format, and location. Designed to be highly scalable, it will simultaneously reduce data capture and reporting times while increasing analytical performance.

Built on kdb+ – the world’s fastest time-series database – the KX platform excels at enabling the near-instantaneous analysis of real-time and historic data. It is expected to deliver significant efficiency and utilization benefits right across the team – from maximizing regulation wind tunnel testing time to reducing labour-intensive tasks.

We are excited to welcome KX as a Williams Racing Official Supplier. With proven expertise and experience in motorsports, KX has the on-grid capability that matches our ambition for success. We very much look forward to working with our friends at KX throughout 2021 and beyond. said Al Peasland, Head of Technical and Innovation Partnerships at Williams Racing.

Seamus Keating, CEO of KX, added: Williams Racing is one of Formula One’s most iconic names and we’re delighted to be working with them at the beginning of a new chapter in their history. Like racing cars, KX is built for speed and efficiency. From our early days working with financial institutions to solve complex data challenges at ultra-low latency, we have since expanded into other industries where the need for the real-time capture and analysis of data is a critical differentiator. Motorsports is known as an industry where milliseconds can make all the difference and we are excited to see what we can achieve together.


About KX
KX, a global leader in real-time streaming analytics, as part of First Derivatives plc, a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, automotive, manufacturing and energy institutions. KX Streaming Analytics, built on the kdb+ time-series database, is an industry-leading high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence platform. It delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics, and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific and employs more than 2,500 people worldwide.

About Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited
Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited’s core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world’s leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977. Nine of these titles have been won in the Constructors’ Championship in association with Cosworth, Honda, and Renault. The remaining seven titles were won in the Drivers’ Championship with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, and Jacques Villeneuve.