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Introduction to IBM Real-time Compression Appliances by Teddy Setiawan, Tom Provost, Steven Pemberton, Misa Miletic, Roland Tretau

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Compression technology discussed
In this chapter we provide a general overview of data compression and data efficiency technologies.
2.1 Compression technology history
For the last 100 years, the IT technology has evolved from very large systems built to execute simple mathematical operations. Now small devices are able to execute, generate, and manipulate massive amounts of data. Devices that are able to store and capture data are showing an exponentially growth from year to year.
Because of requirements that data must be stored over a long period ...

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