Kx appointed Innovation Partner to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

13 February 2019

(13 February 2019) Kx announces that it has been selected as an Innovation Partner to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, following the success of its existing relationship with the leading F1 team. The extended partnership reflects the desire of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to apply Kx technology’s unmatched performance for ingesting and analyzing sensor data to a wider range of applications, based on the competitive advantage their use of Kx has delivered to date.

As an Innovation Partner, Kx’s logo will be prominently displayed on the latest version of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 car, which is being formally unveiled today (13 February 2019). Kx joins other leading technology companies, including IBM, AT&T, Siemens and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Innovation Partners.  The unique attributes of Kx technology also open up opportunities to work across their lines of business, extending the engineering excellence within F1 to technical and commercial solutions for leading-edge clients across a range of industries.

In its extended role, Kx will be deployed to enhance areas such as aerodynamic testing and high-performance analytics across the organization. This results from the success generated by Kx’s initial deployment to analyze sensor data for wind tunnel analysis, where performance was improved by orders of magnitude.

Matt Cadieux, CIO of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, commented: “The analysis of sensor data, particularly time-series, is critical to the success of a modern F1 team. Working with Kx we have seen how its lightning-fast performance provides us with an edge and we look forward to extending it across our operations.”

Christian Horner, Team Principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, commented: “I am very pleased to be extending our relationship with Kx today. Within Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, everything is about speed.  Kx technology enables us to ensure that our decisions are incredibly precise, data-driven and fast, here in the factory or on the circuit.”

Brian Conlon, CEO of Kx, commented: “We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. We are both driven by precision and performance and we share many similar philosophies around the importance of continual innovation. We look forward to deepening our relationship across a spectrum of opportunities where our combined efforts have the potential to deliver significant benefits for both our companies.”

About Kx

Kx is a division of First Derivatives (FDP.L), a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. Kx technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. Kx delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,400 people worldwide.

For more information about Kx please visit www.kx.com. For general enquiries, write to info@kx.com. For press inquiries, write to pr@kx.com.

For more information on Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, visit https://redbullracing.redbull.com/