Utilities & Internet of Things

Kx delivers the highest-performance and most cost-effective sensor data management platform available for utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing and Internet of Things applications.

Kx for Sensors is an integrated platform for ingesting, processing, validating, estimating and analyzing real-time, streaming and historical data from IoT, sensors and enterprise systems. It is fully extensible for organizations to power their existing and new IoT and sensor analytics.


Kx for Sensors, by converging real-time and historical data processing and analytics, helps organizations:

  • Identify and act on insights orders of magnitude more quickly than alternatives
  • Deliver new and innovative analytics products using our application and analytics development platform, with APIs, extensible sensor data model
  • Ingest, process and analyze streaming (real-time ) and batch sensor and related data, including customer, operations, and billing data
  • Validate, estimate, filter, and cleanse sensor and related data
  • Synchronize master and reference data with billing, asset and other systems
  • Support any sensor measurement, measurement frequency, tags and attributes, with nanosecond precision and time-based aggregations
  • Process complex events, perform aggregations, build alerts and reports on sensor data
  • Provide alerts, reports and rich visualizations on streaming, historical data and analytics
  • Manage their data through enterprise features, including multi-tenancy, security, auditing, logging, on-line archive and compression
Extreme Performance & Scalability

The increasing numbers of devices, sensors, tags, and measurements is creating significant challenges for organizations to process, analyze and store data for hundreds of thousands to millions of devices and sensors.

With Kx organizations are able to scale from thousands to hundreds of millions of devices, sensors, with any measurement frequency, at extreme levels of performance. For example, with one server Kx is able to:

  • Ingest and process millions of sensor measurements and events per second
  • Aggregate billions of measurement records in seconds, and fulfill query responses in microseconds
  • Store and analyze hundreds of billions to trillions of records
  • Process and analyze data from millions of smart meters combined with weather, generation, asset data to forecast consumption, and predict asset failures and events on the power system
  • Make data available to authorized users and customers through mobile, web and APIs
  • Provide billing quality data to utility billing, settlement and market systems
  • Analyze and correlate events and call detail records in real-time, generate alerts and trigger business process actions
  • Assess the state and performance of each node and services across the network
  • Support millions to hundreds of millions of nodes, a few events per minute to hundreds of events per second
  • Analyze call patterns, routing statistics and transaction activity to identify non-standard events, usage, transactions and make predictions
Manufacturing & IoT
  • Analyze data from machines and plants to identify faults, predict potential failures, plan maintenance to maximize up-time and throughput
  • Assess the performance of entire plants and machines in real-time and feed data into predictive and machine learning models
  • Support sensors generating measurements and events a few times to thousands of times per second
  • Make data and analytics available to ERP and asset management systems