Changes in 4.8.0
From version 4.8.0, the KX Platform is underpinned by kdb Insights.
This will allow access to features of kdb Insights in the KX Platform:
- REST API
- Object Storage
Access to each of these is enabled via feature flags in the kdb+ license file (k4.lic/kc.lic) Licenses
KX Platform on Windows
Kdb Insights features are not supported on Windows. KX Platform version 4.8.0 will still use kdb+ on Windows.
To use a kc.lic instead of the default k4.lic set the
use-kc-lic option at install, install options
Supported operating systems
Kdb Insights does not support some of the older operating systems that the KX Platform supports, supported operating systems
REST Client, provides sync and async methods callable from q. Also provides ease-of-use cloud integration by registering cloud platform authentication information.
REST Server, exposes a RESTful interface to a kdb+ based system.
Kdb Insights running beneath the KX Platform allows authentication with cloud credentials via Kurl to get native access to cloud object storage.
Support for ANSI SQL is built into kdb Insights. KX SQL means a user does not need knowledge of the q language to access KX Platform data.