Comparing columnar data formats: Arrow, Vaex and kdb+

Matt Doherty data, kdb+ Leave a Comment

Here at AquaQ we have years of experience using kdb+ in the financial sector, helping our clients capture, analyse and derive value from their data. We always take a keen interest in technologies that will help us solve new problems, or provide better solutions for existing problems. To this end Apache Arrow is very interesting. Arrow describes itself as a …

Matt DohertyComparing columnar data formats: Arrow, Vaex and kdb+

TorQ Installation Script

Sander Roomus datablog, kdb+, TorQ Leave a Comment

Background Historically, TorQ and its corresponding packages have had a method of installation that meant unzipping the packages and copying them on top of each other. That was an easy method, and is still fine for test or trial applications. For production applications we have tended to separate TorQ, the application that sits on top of it and the data …

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TorQ TAQ – a NYSE TAQ Loader

Robert Sketch datablog, kdb+, TorQ Leave a Comment

The TorQ-TAQ Loader architecture is an extension to TorQ, which efficiently downloads TAQ files directly from the NYSE website.  This blog explains the following: What is NYSE TAQ? The types of files which TorQ-TAQ supports A brief overview of each file type Goals which we hope to achieve with TorQ-TAQ TorQ-TAQ Architecture description TorQ-TAQ message flow Support and Custom Configuration …

Robert SketchTorQ TAQ – a NYSE TAQ Loader

AquaQuarantine kdb+ Tech Talk Content

Jonny Press datablog, kdb+, TorQ Leave a Comment

The videos and slide decks from the AquaQuarantine kdb+ Tech Talks are below. kdb+ Security TorQ Overview Gateway Design Principles Grafana kdb+ 4.0 kdb+ in Containers MemVerge and kdb+ Optane TorQ Tickerplant kdb+ Security kdb+ can be configured to conform to current security standards. Jonny Press will talk about what these are and how it can be done including authentication, …

Jonny PressAquaQuarantine kdb+ Tech Talk Content

AquaQuarantine kdb+ Tech Talks Round 2

Jonny Press datablog, kdb, kdb+, TorQ, training Leave a Comment

We gave some talks a few months ago which seem to have gone down well. We’ve decided to go again with a short series of 3, including a guest talk from Nick Psaris on his new book Fun Q. If you’d like to sign up for any of these sessions, please use the form below. If you have trouble accessing …

Jonny PressAquaQuarantine kdb+ Tech Talks Round 2

TorQ-Crypto Released

Cormac Ross data capture, kdb+, TorQ Leave a Comment

Today we are excited to release our new TorQ-Crypto package! For those of you that have used TorQ, you will most likely be familiar with the TorQ Finance Starter Pack. TorQ-Crypto behaves in a similar manner to the starter pack and provides an example of how an application can be built and deployed on top of the TorQ framework. The …

Cormac RossTorQ-Crypto Released

AquaQ Analytics announces the creation of 123 jobs

Jamie Grant kdb+, News Leave a Comment

AquaQ Analytics is delighted to announce plans to add 123 jobs to the company over the coming 2 years, thereby doubling the size of the company. This expansion is being achieved with the assistance of Invest Northern Ireland. The new jobs will be created across the company’s consultancy streams and its growing product development stream. The current consultancy streams extend …

Jamie GrantAquaQ Analytics announces the creation of 123 jobs

Simple Kdb+ Feed Interface Design

Ellen Mooney kdb+, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Many people choose to connect directly from a kdb+ instance to a data source such as Activ Financial or Bloomberg via the kdb+ C api. In this discussion we will create a dynamically loaded shared object within kdb+ and implement the following 3 design patterns: A single threaded application that reads data directly from the source onto the kdb+ main …

Ellen MooneySimple Kdb+ Feed Interface Design

kdb+ in a Containerised solution

Gary Davies kdb+ Leave a Comment

There has been a trend in recent years to move towards containerisation in software solutions. A containerised approach looks to package applications along with their dependencies for ease of deployment and improving scalability and resiliency. AquaQ has created a proof of concept which looks at leveraging containers, in conjunction with kdb+, to demonstrate the following capabilities: Use of kdb+ in …

Gary Davieskdb+ in a Containerised solution

AquaQ’s Online kdb+ Training and Enterprise Licence

Rachel Marrinan kdb+, training Leave a Comment

AquaQ Analytics continues to offer comprehensive Online kdb+ Training written and delivered by kdb+ experts. This training is designed to improve your kdb+ knowledge as a novice user or to take your q programming to the next level. The online material for each course includes a series of instructional videos, downloadable slides, sample q code, and self-assessment questions. You can …

Rachel MarrinanAquaQ’s Online kdb+ Training and Enterprise Licence