First Derivatives plc is engaged in the provision of a range of software and consulting services, particularly to finance, technology and energy organizations. The Company provides software solutions that address data challenges, particularly those involving large data volumes and streaming data, across a range of sectors. Its segments include Consulting activities, which include services to Capital Markets, and Software activities, which include the license of intellectual property and related services. Its products are built on kdb+, a time series database developed by the Company. Its software applications enable the real-time capture and analysis of market data. Its consulting customer base includes investment banks, brokers, exchanges, regulators and hedge funds. The Company's subsidiaries include Activate Clients Limited, Affinity Systems Limited, Cowrie Financial Limited and First Derivatives Canada Inc.