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Installing kdb+

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Personal, non-commercial

Free 64-bit kdb+ On-Demand Personal Edition
The 64-bit kdb+ On-Demand Personal Edition is free for personal, non-commercial use. Currently it may be used on up to 2 computers, and up to a maximum of 16 cores per computer, but is not licensed for use on any cloud – only personal computers. It requires an always-on internet connection to operate, and a license key file, obtainable from ondemand.kx.com
Free 32-bit kdb+ Personal Edition
The 32-bit kdb+ Personal Edition is free for non-commercial use. It can be run on cloud servers.

Use the link below to obtain the 64-bit or 32-bit Personal Edition of kdb+.

Commercial

Commercial versions of kdb+ are available to customers from downloads.kx.com. (Credentials for this site are issued to customers’ Designated Contacts).

Internal distribution

Most customers download the latest release of kdb+ (along with the accompanying README.txt, the detailed change list) and make a limited number of approved kdb+ versions available from a central file server.

Designated Contacts should encourage developers to keep production systems up to date with these versions of kdb+. This can greatly simplify development, deployment and debugging.

Platforms and versions

The names of the ZIPs denote the platform (l64.zip – 64-bit Linux; w32.zip – 32-bit Windows, etc.).

Numerical release versions of the form 2.8, or 3.5 are production code. Versions of kdb+ with a trailing t in the name such as 3.7t are test versions and are neither intended nor supported for production use.

Install

Follow the installation instructions for your operating system:

Licenses

Personal, non-commercial

Use of the Free 64-bit kdb+ On-Demand Personal Edition is governed by the On Demand terms and conditions and requires a license key file to run.

Use of the Free 32-bit kdb+ Personal Edition is governed by the 32-bit terms and conditions and requires no license key file.

Commercial

Use of commercial kdb+ is covered by your license agreement with Kx. Ensure your kdb+ installation is connected to your k4.lic or kc.lic license key file.

License errors, Licensing, Linux production notes

What’s next?

Get started with the q programming language, look through the reference card, or see in the Cookbook what you can do with kdb+.