COMPANY BACKGROUNDKx is a division of First Derivatives, a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. Kx delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,600 people worldwide.
- Since the company’s inception, Kx’s singular goal has been to provide its customers with the fastest, most efficient, and most flexible tools for processing real-time and historical data.
- Kx technology is built on the kdb+ database, independently verified as the world’s fastest time-series database.
- Kdb+ is optimized for ingesting, analyzing, and storing massive amounts of structured data.
- One feature that really sets Kx apart is its ability to combine streaming, in-memory and historical data in one simple and unified platform.
CEO PROFILEBrian Conlon
Brian founded First Derivatives, the parent company of Kx, in 1996 and has led its development ever since. His background is in the capital markets sector where, following training with KPMG, he joined the risk management team in Morgan Stanley International, London. He then joined SunGard, a major global derivatives software house, as a capital markets consultant, during which time he worked with more than 60 financial institutions worldwide.
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