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Kx releases new version of kdb+ database & analytics technology

First Published 7th June 2016

New Kx v3.4 release includes encryption, enhanced compression and Tableau integration.

Palo Alto - Kx Systems, the provider of time-series analytics for streaming, real-time and historical data, has announced the release of a new version of its kdb+ database and analytics technology, Kx v3.4.

This latest version includes encryption using TLS/SSL protocols and integration with Tableau and other visual front-ends through its ODBC 3.8 interface. Google's Snappy compression has been added to the existing suite of compression algorithms. Users report this new compression is up to 25% faster than other methods.

Simon Garland, Chief Customer Officer at Kx, said: "Our approach to determining which features we add to Kx is based very much on clients' feedback. In the case of v3.4, these enhancements will provide immediate benefits to our users. For example, the addition of TLS support provides secure connections, which are vital as corporations and financial institutions face ever-greater cybersecurity challenges. It is also important for the banking industry because of regulatory requirements." He added: "With the new ODBC driver we are helping our clients to access much larger datasets through BI packages like Tableau."

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