Consulting & Software Development

AquaQ Analytics provides consultancy and software development assistance to clients on both a project team, and on an individual consultant basis. This can be directly on client-site or working from our Belfast offices through our near-shore model. Our project teams can deliver full end-to-end development projects for clients, from project inception to go-live, including business analysis, development, testing and project management services. We can also assist clients on projects where they are implementing some of the offerings from the AquaQ Product Suite. For details of our System Support Team offerings, please see AquaQ Support Services.

Areas of Consulting & Software Development expertise include the following:

Kdb+ and Kx Systems Streaming Analytics

Kx Systems provides a unified approach to streaming, real-time and historical data through its kdb+ database and kx Streaming Analytics. The kdb/kdb+ relational database enables leading financial services companies to capture, analyze and store vast amounts of data in seconds or less. Kx products close the gap between what ordinary databases deliver and what today’s real-time enterprises need.
AquaQ are at the forefront of Consultancy and Software Development efforts around the kdb+ technology with a team of in excess of 150 kdb+ Developers. The people in our kdb+ Division are not only skilled in kdb+, but also in associated areas ranging across devops, python, UI technologies, analytics and integration with other technologies.
To assist clients in their kdb+ related projects, AquaQ has created a suite of Products based around our TorQ Framework for kdb+. In many of our client projects, we will utilise these products to enhance service offerings and get projects to Production ready system status more quickly.

Data Science Services

AquaQ provides project teams to tackle both data projects and data analytics projects outside of the kdb+ sphere. Our Data Scientists are skilled in data storage technologies, data integration tools, data quality analysis and analytics – ranging from data aggregation right through to data modelling using machine learning, AI and statistical techniques. Project engagements range from Broker Report consolidation to Trading Data Analytics to Retail Bank Scenario Analysis to Source of Funds modelling to Utilities data analytics to Health data analytics.

Enterprise Server Technology

AquaQ specialises in serverside development of bespoke data solutions, legacy re-platforming and feature addition using a blend of mature technologies coupled with leading edge innovations, all backed with a wealth of industry domain knowledge and database technologies. AquaQ has experience across domain areas, such as high performance feed-handler development, messaging systems, real-time data pub-sub and analytics.

UI Visualisation Technology

AquaQ specialises in UI development of bespoke, reactive web applications in message driven architectures. Real-time and time series data sets visualised, big data ecosystem integrations and analytical design and user experience leaders. We are also a Professional Services Implementation partner to Altair Panopticon which is frequently used to visualise kdb+ and other sourced data.

Cloud Solution Implementation

AquaQ operate at scale with enterprise devops, continuous delivery and cloud computing. Our cloud adoption service helps organisations with architectural, technical and governance issues whether that is in cloud migration, using hybrid cloud approaches and achieving secure technology platforms. AquaQ has expertise across MS Azure, AWS and Google Cloud technologies and the toolkits and software that allow delivery of modern solutions such as Containerisation, Compute, Storage and Distributed Databases.

Our Cloud expertise spans both kdb+ and non kdb+ technologies.

For more information on any of the above services, please email us at

Kevin PiarConsulting Services