New version of Kx Streaming Analytics now available
Kx, a division of First Derivatives, announces the latest release of Kx Streaming Analytics (4.5), a platform that powers data-driven decision-making on both real-time and historical data.
In version 4.5, Kx has extended the platform’s capabilities across a range of areas with special focus on some of the key challenges faced by IoT environments where the continuity of data ingestion, processing and analytics can be especially demanding. This demand grows as organizations are deploying high-resolution sensors to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations and products through analytics and automation.
Getting data ingested as quickly and reliably as possible is critical for supporting accurate decision making. In this release, Kx has extended its parallelism options for enabling multiple, simultaneous loading processes. It has also extended support for variable data rates to cater not only for streaming data but for micro-batch updates where required. This builds on existing capabilities to ingest and process structured and semi-structured, relational and reference data.
Kx Streaming Analytics enables applications to achieve “always-on” operation through a combination of high-availability cluster configurations with node-level quorum determinations. Node-level quorum capabilities prevent split-brain or split-primary conditions in the event of network failures. A choice of hot/warm/cold configurations and data replication options are available based on the cost/risk profiles that must be supported so that detection and resolution of failures are swift and appropriate.
A new functionality makes it quicker and easier for clients to integrate streaming analytics into their business processes and applications to achieve high-performance data-driven decision making and actionable insights that can transform their business. Sample use cases include:
- Situational awareness to gain rapid insight into production processes, assets, or consumer behavior;
- Analytics to predict events, failures, and take corrective action;
- Triggering changes or taking control action automatically or generating an alert referral for human intervention in an automated process.
The aim is to maintain 24×7 uptime, with no interruption and no data loss in analyzing all data across any environment, instantly. Kx Streaming Analytics claims it makes that achievable.
Kx Streaming Analytics 4.5 is now available on general release.