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 you 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.

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
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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