MATLAB, kdb+ and Streaming Data

Liam O'Connor Uncategorized

Introduction Recent projects at AquaQ have required the ability to receive streaming data to MATLAB from a vanilla kdb+ tickerplant. The aim therefore was to create a simple method for this with the ability to work over as many platforms as possible. The examples included in this blog use the R2021a version of MATLAB and kdb+ 4.0. Java API for kdb+  …

Liam O'ConnorMATLAB, kdb+ and Streaming Data

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Calum McBurney Life At AquaQ, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Monday 10th May to Friday 14th May was Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, and our AquaQ team did their bit to get involved and help raise awareness and create conversations around the topic of mental health. Mental Health Awareness Week was created by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago, it has since grown into one of the worlds biggest …

Calum McBurneyMental Health Awareness Week 2021

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

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!

Decoding PCAP Files using kdb+

Elliot Tennison Uncategorized Leave a Comment

As part of a client investigation into system latency issues, AquaQ Analytics has been exploring and working on incorporating packet sniffing into kdb+ to better identify problems over a network. This blog is a case study that looks at two FIX engines interacting and how PCAP files can be used to identify possible problems. The parser deconstructs PCAP files, which …

Elliot TennisonDecoding PCAP Files using kdb+

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

The Corona Diaries

Elisa Herbig Life At AquaQ, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Week 1Oh my goodness, I am loving this. My bosses just video called me and they totally bought my “I am taking working from home very seriously”-attitude. What they didn’t know is that I am currently businessperson from the waist up, pyjama party from the waist down. Week 2Yep, still doing great. Third Skype call with friends this week and …

Elisa HerbigThe Corona Diaries

Thank you for joining us at AquaQ’s Summer Event 2019

Rachel Marrinan Life At AquaQ, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Last week we held our Summer Party at The Pearson Room in London, which was a great opportunity to enjoy an abundance of charcuterie boards whilst vying for the coveted title Summer Party Pub Quiz Champions! With a fantastic turnout, our teams locked horns over a range of hotly contested rounds, with “The Hoggets” being crowned victors*. Our new AquaQ …

Rachel MarrinanThank you for joining us at AquaQ’s Summer Event 2019