TorQ Data Access API

Dan Sheppard TorQ Leave a Comment

Accessibility is important for all software, it provides a pleasant user experience as well as a seamless interaction with non-native processes. The Data Access API provides TorQ with a sleek user interface as well as accessible and extensive functionality to both the inexperienced kdb+ user and non kdb+ processes. Whilst experienced kdb+ developers will likely prefer to write queries directly, …

Dan SheppardTorQ Data Access API

AquaQ Coding Challenge: Columnar Transposition Ciphers

Ryan McCarron Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Encryption at its best is nearly unbreakable. At its most fun, it’s flimsy and thousands of years old. Our latest challenge is to break an existing columnar transposition cipher, and the challenge details are located here as challenge 35, “Columns“, on our challenge hub. Once you’ve gotten the spec, send us a function or script to find any codewords which …

Ryan McCarronAquaQ Coding Challenge: Columnar Transposition Ciphers

Level 2 Storage Formats

Andrew West data, kdb, kdb+ 2 Comments

Storing an order book can be tricky due to the large number of orders and prices that continually change throughout the day. Here we investigate and compare three common methods of storing an order book, assessing their benefits and limitations. To do that, the TorQ-CME pack was used to process CME MDP 3.0 FIX data on Soybean Futures for 10 …

Andrew WestLevel 2 Storage Formats

Chinese New Year 2021!

Calum McBurney Life At AquaQ Leave a Comment

At AquaQ we weren’t going to let lockdown number (I’ve lost count) stop us from celebrating Chinese New Year. This year is the ‘Year of the Ox’, said to bring stability, calmness, and great opportunities… I think we could all use a bit of that positivity! We’re counting on you, Ox. As we couldn’t celebrate Chinese New Year in person, …

Calum McBurneyChinese New Year 2021!

Real-time airline traffic dashboards with TorQ-Air

Chad Thackray data capture, kdb+, TorQ Leave a Comment

TorQ-Air is an application built on the TorQ framework that allows us to capture data through the Lufthansa developer API and perform both real-time and historical analytics on flight data. The solution includes a front-end built on Kx-dashboards, showing a number of real-time and historical stats. Download and installation instructions can be found on the TorQ-Air github repo. Founded in …

Chad ThackrayReal-time airline traffic dashboards with TorQ-Air

TorQ in 2020

Elliot Tennison data capture, kdb+, TorQ Leave a Comment

2020 was a strange year for most of us. We’ve used it as an excuse to put a lot of work into extending TorQ- here’s a brief recap of some highlights. The first large contribution in 2020 was to provide the option of integrating Datadog into TorQ. Datadog is an extremely useful application monitoring service capable of tracking anything from …

Elliot TennisonTorQ in 2020

AquaQ Food Challenge!

Calum McBurney Life At AquaQ Leave a Comment

Here at AquaQ we’ve been coming up with ways to keep everyone engaged over lockdown, and what better way to do so than through the power of food! The first week was Italian week, so we sent out some ‘Dough it Yourself’ kits provided by Love Pizza Belfast, and challenged our team to make their best pizza. Our second week …

Calum McBurneyAquaQ Food Challenge!

TorQ Segmented Tickerplant

Elliot Tennison data capture, kdb+, TorQ Leave a Comment

Our most recent project here at AquaQ Analytics has been an extension of the TorQ production framework. In particular, a new segmented tickerplant process (STP) has been incorporated into TorQ which will provide greater flexibility to the user whilst also preserving the functionality of the original tickerplant process. This blog post will revisit the role of the tickerplant in TorQ, show the new features that a segmented tickerplant provides and highlight the advantages …

Elliot TennisonTorQ Segmented Tickerplant

New York to Hong Kong Challenge…COMPLETED!

Calum McBurney Life At AquaQ, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

WE DID IT!! Our challenge to cover the 8061 miles between New York and Hong Kong was a tough one…but we achieved it in style! It was quite satisfying to total up the numbers and see that we actually walked, ran and cycled 9001.93 miles as a company. But who’s counting…? Our legs are sore, our feet are weary, and …

Calum McBurneyNew York to Hong Kong Challenge…COMPLETED!

Halloween 2020!

Calum McBurney Life At AquaQ Leave a Comment

We weren’t going to let a global pandemic stop us from dressing up for Halloween. We had everything from Spiderman, a horse, a phishing email, Crewmates (or Imposters?), Hermione Grainger…and a couple of clowns dressed as clowns! It certainly brightened our Stand Up on Friday 30th October. Thanks to everyone who took part, and well done to the lucky folks …

Calum McBurneyHalloween 2020!