AquaQuarantine kdb+ Tech Talk Content

Blog Data Analytics & Engineering 10 Aug 2020

Data Intellect

The videos and slide decks from the AquaQuarantine kdb+ Tech Talks are below.

kdb+ Security

kdb+ can be configured to conform to current security standards. Jonny Press will talk about what these are and how it can be done including authentication, encryption and entitlements.

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TorQ is AquaQ’s kdb+ open source production framework. It is currently in use in multiple institutions. Jonny Press will provide an overview of TorQ, show some of the latest additions to it and talk about some of the features to be added soon.

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Gateway Design Principles

A kdb+ production architecture is usually a multi-process environment where a gateway is a key component to achieve scalability, parallelism and redundancy. Aidan O’Gorman will discuss common principles and design patterns in gateway buildout (see slide deck for references to code.kx).

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Grafana is a visualisation tool with pre-built interfaces to multiple data sources. Last year we published a kdb+ interface using the SimpleJSON connection type. We’ve recently published a more advanced open source interface (which can be found in the Grafana store) using the Websocket interface. Callum Ormerod will discuss and give examples of our work on this.

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kdb+ 4.0

Kx have released kdb+ 4.0. Jamie Grant will provide an overview and examples of the changes, including performance improvements via multi-threaded primitives, Data-At-Rest Encryption and a new code profiler. He’ll also talk about about Optane support, though that can’t be demoed as we don’t have any!

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kdb+ in Containers

Gary Davies and Chris McCracken will give an overview of a recent PoC we have implemented using Docker, Kubernetes and Kafka to control and extend a kdb+ deployment.

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MemVerge and kdb+

MemVerge provide technology to hugely increase the size of in-memory applications. It also allows the ability to create snapshots of memory and replicate. Charlie Yu of MemVerge and Jonny Press of AquaQ will give an overview of the technology and potential kdb+ use cases.

And the stand-alone MemVerge demo:


Thanks to our friends at Intel, AquaQ have had access to a machine with 6Tb of Optane memory. Jamie Grant will present some example data architectures using Optane. Glenn Wright, systems architect at Kx, will be available during the call to offer insights into the new offering in kdb 4.0 along with his solutions to some common large data use cases. David O’Shea, who leads Intel’s efforts with Independent Software Vendors in Financial Services, will be talking about the suitability of Optane usage with kdb+.

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TorQ Tickerplant

We have spent the last few months building out an updated tickerplant, putting together a range of ideas we’ve had over the last 5 years. The new tickerplant provides greater flexibility and performance improvements for some use cases. Gary Davies walks through the new features.

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