Data compression News
September 21, 2017
Dell EMC's SCv3000 launch includes automated hybrid tiering, data compression and replication with federated clusters. Dell EMC announced a money-back efficiency guarantee.
August 02, 2017
Permabit's inline compression, data deduplication and thin provisioning software will be integrated with Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help boost performance and lower costs.
May 18, 2017
BackupAssist has rebuilt its data protection product with data deduplication, compression, multicloud support and AES encryption for the SMB Hyper-V market.
February 28, 2017
Datrium's Blanket Encryption software encrypts deduplicated and compressed data from servers to storage, but doesn't yet support third-party key management products.
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Flash costs are nearing parity with hard disk drives, but it can still be a challenge to determine the exact expense for an all-flash array on a per-gigabyte basis. Continue Reading
Data reduction techniques are important for increasing capacity on SSDs. Compression and deduplication are the most well-known, but other techniques can fill similar roles. Continue Reading
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How does data set size determine whether an in-memory database is a good fit for applications, especially analytics uses? Mark Whitehorn explains. Continue Reading
PayPal Database Engineer John Kanagaraj says an AWR workaround lets you prioritize and compress data in earlier ODB versions. Continue Reading
Learn why analyst Jon Toigo says the value of dedupe and compression software is lowering, and why other capacity tools are a better bet. Continue Reading