Kx offers a wide variety of licensing options for its time-series, in-memory database platform kdb+ that are designed to suit different workloads and operational requirements. The table below illustrates the conventional availability of the kdb+ system. In the event that you do not see an option that meets your needs, or if you are a startup company, please feel free to email or use the contact form and we will be most happy to talk through your specific requirements.

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Academic*32-bit Personal Edition64-bit Personal Edition (on demand)Non-Expiring CoresSubscription coresOn DemandOEM
RequestDownloadDownloadContact SalesContact SalesContact SalesContact Sales
CostFreeFreeFreePer core + maintenancePer core per yearPer core minuteBy arrangement
Works with Kx DeveloperYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Works with Kx AnalystYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Allows commercial use?NoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Requires 'always on' internet connection?NoNoYesNoNoYesNo
Access to technical supportNoNoNoYesYesBy arrangementYes
Access to customer Q&A forumsNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Access to community support (GitHub/Google Groups etc)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Permitted to run on cloud?YesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Permitted to run on-premises?YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Linux/Mac/Windows versions available?YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
64-bit version?YesNoYesYesYesYesYes
Immediate access to upgrades, patches and beta versionsNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Regular access to upgradesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Access to Kx Fusion Interfaces and integrationsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Notes  – *Academic licenses are available for non-commercial research and teaching.

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