I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
— John Cage
The Kx Systems technology consists of:
- kdb+ – the database
- q – an analytic and query language for kdb+
- k – the programming language underlying both kdb+ and q
This reference documents q – the main language for working with kdb+.
The kdb+ database and q language were introduced in 2003 as part of a 64-bit rewrite of the earlier kdb database. The underlying k language and databases have been developed since 1993.