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Software Support - KX
SOFTWARE SUPPORT

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Software Support - KX

Support is typically the most time-critical component of an application’s lifecycle. At KX, to ensure continuity of service and swift resolution of issues, we offer 24 x 7 x 365 software support with tiered response times tailored to client needs.

 

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Cost
Effective

COST EFFECTIVE

We can guarantee to save you significant development time with the support service. An issue can stall development for days or possibly weeks we can resolve immediately. In a large percentage of cases code supplied via a support ticket completes a major piece of development in a matter of minutes.

02

Secure  

SECURITY

Whilst it is possible to send support questions to public KX forums and list boxes these are public forums and offer no security. The KX Support Portal is a secure medium for exchange of client sensitive information.

03

Guaranteed
Response 

GUARANTEED RESPONSE

KX guarantees a response to all issues raised. Such reliability cannot be assumed from volunteer-based list boxes and support forums and its absence can compromise IT departments who may have internal SLAs with business units.

04

The Best KX Programmers

THE BEST Q PROGRAMMERS

KX Support queries can be escalated to a team of experienced KX engineers and architects where the most qualified person for any given issue generally provides an answer. This results in a faster turnaround time for responses.

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Online History of Support Issues

HISTORY OF SUPPORT ISSUES

Our online Quality Manager maintains a history of all support questions for each customer.

KX Software
Support Benefits

KX Software
Support Benefits

KX SOFTWARE SUPPORT SERVICES

Swift diagnosis and resolution of issues is of paramount importance when users and downstream systems are dependent on continuous, reliable processing. As well as regular updates, KX’s Software Support Services’ Issue Management and Resolution services provide that security.

But the support function at KX is designed not just for problem resolution. Additional Technical Support is provided via our KX Community that offers friendly collaborative assistance as well as self-help resources giving guidance and insights into optimal and innovative use of KX for exploring evolving business needs and opportunities.

Issue Management and Resolution

KX provides a range of support services that reflect differing client needs in maintaining their critical business functions. For some it may be their internal operations, for others it may be the provision of derivative value-added services to their own customers. In all cases, they depend on the smooth and continued operation of KX software. For that reason, we offer graduated levels of software support based on agreed Incident Severity Levels.

INCIDENT SEVERITY LEVELS

 

S1 Critical business impact – Customer’s production use of the Licensed Software on a primary business service, major application or missioncritical system is stopped or so severely impacted that the customer cannot reasonably continue work.
S2 Significant Business Impact – Serious problem but continued use of the Licensed Software is still possible (production) or a serious problem irrespective of whether continued use of the Licensed Software is still possible (non-production environment).
S3 Minimal Business Impact – Product features are unavailable in the Licensed Software but a workaround exists and the majority of software functions are still usable. Minor function/feature failure that the customer can easily circumvent or avoid. Customer’s work has minor loss of operational functionality.
S4 Nominal Business Impact – Minor problem or question that does not affect the Licensed Software function such as How-To’s, documentation, general questions, or enhancement requests. There is no impact to product usage or customer’s operations.
Severity Level Description  
Standard
Enterprise
Enterprise Plus
S1


Critical Business Impact – your production use of the Licensed Software on a primary business service, major application or mission-critical system is stopped or severely impacted which severely impacts your normal business operations.


Support Hours 9am-5pm
Business Days
24/7 x 365 24/7 x 365
Response Period 4 Hours 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Support Hours Weekly Daily 1 Hour
S2


Significant Business Impact – Serious problem but continued use of the Licensed Software is still possible (production) or a serious problem irrespective of whether continued use of the Licensed Software is still possible (non-production environment)


Response Period 9am-5pm
Business Days
9am-5pm
Business Days
24/7 x 365
Update Frequency 2 Business Days 1 Business Day 1 Hour
Update Frequency Weekly Weekly 4 Hours
S3


Minimal Business Impact – Product features are unavailable in the Licensed Software but a workaround exists and the majority of functions are still useable. Minor function/feature failure that you can easily circumvent or avoid. Your business operations have minor loss of operational functionality. Support Hours 9am-5pm
Business Days
9am-5pm
Business Days
9am-5pm
Business Days
Response Period 1 Week 2 Business Days 4 Hours
Update Frequency N/A 2 Business Days 1 Business Day
S4


Nominal Business Impact – Minor problem or question that does not affect the Licensed Software function such as How-To’s, documentation, general questions, or enhancement requests. There is no impact to Licensed Software usage or your operations. Support Hours 9am-5pm
Business Days
N/A 9am-5pm
Business Days
Response Period N/A 9am-5pm 1 Business Day
Update Frequency N/A 2 Business Days Weekly

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
RESOURCES

At KX we are passionate evangelists of the power of kdb+ and nowhere is this better illustrated than in our library of kdb+ Technical White Papers and support groups which are publicly available. These resources offer expertise on topics such as multi-threading, efficient use of adverbs, gateway design and analysis of multi-partitioned kdb+ databases.

 

KX Documentation 

We provide a KX language reference for documentation and guides on programming in kdb+. We also provide kdb+ tutorials  and an online copy of Q for Mortals 3 as well as a wealth of other important information for building kdb+ applications, including a range of technical white papers.

 

GitHub

Developers from around the world share some of their best kdb+ code, libraries, and frameworks on GitHub, and KX features them on its corporate GitHub page. Please send along your great kdb+ ideas to kxcommunity@kx.com.

 

KX Listbox

For employees in companies that have licensed kdb+, we provide the kdb+ Listbox – simply submit your company email address to join,

 

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