Compaction Versus Compression

Compression algorithms have been around for decades. They are a useful tool for data reduction in certain situations. However, these algorithms come with considerable limitations when applied to IoT applications and cloud storage.

How AtomBeam Compares to Conventional Data Compression

How AtomBeam Compares to Conventional Data Compression

AtomBeam Instant-On™

Our patented AI/encoding process results in real-time receiving of data at IoT endpoints seconds after the first bits of data are sent.

Advantages of AtomBeam Instant-On™:

  • Virtually no latency
  • Real-time streaming data
  • 100% lossless accuracy
  • Powerful applications for IoT, telemetry, and satellites

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AtomBeam Instant-On™

Our patented AI/encoding process results in real-time receiving of data at IoT endpoints seconds after the first bits of data are sent.

Advantages of AtomBeam Instant-On™:

  • Virtually no latency
  • Real-time streaming data
  • 100% lossless accuracy
  • Powerful applications for IoT, telemetry, and satellites

Request a Demo to See AtomBeam Instant-On™ in Action for Yourself

The Limitations of Compression Algorithms

The limitations of traditional compression include:

High Computational Latency

Complex compression algorithms take time to process (and often have to be scanned multiple times before compressing). Entire files must be compressed, sent, and decompressed for use at the destination. Compression simply adds too much latency for time-sensitive use-cases where data must be processed virtually instantaneously.

Inability to Handle Short IoT Data Bursts

IoT devices, sensors, actuators and monitors typically transmit short bursts, or messages, of information of 100 to 1,000 bits in length. Compression needs more than that to find patterns that allow it to operate efficiently, typically 8,000 bits as a minimum. Because compression must find patterns in each individual IoT message in live data, and is consequently ineffective, compression is rarely used in IoT and telemetry.

Extreme Error Sensitivity

Many IoT and remote applications use wireless and satellite networks. As is the case with most data transferred by radio, these networks are prone to network errors and transmission interruptions. This is a problem for compression; a single “flipped bit” will render a compressed file useless, forcing the retransmission of the entire file.

Inability to Search Compressed Files

Data centers typically process data by first compressing, and then deduplicating terabyte blocks of data, which is computationally intensive and slow. This process also makes retrieval of data for analysis slow and computationally intensive, limiting the ability of users to undertake the big data analysis that is a valuable aspect of IoT and telemetry.

Dedicated Data Type Algorithm

Different compression algorithms are necessary to compress different types of data. For heterogeneous data transfer and storage, this is a severe limitation.

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AtomBeam Beats Compression for Satellite and Telemetry

AtomBeam’s compaction software creates a data stream that is a fraction of any data compression technology for telemetry and satellite data.

AtomBeam Advantages

AtomBeam has many advantages over traditional compression:

  • Instant-On™ data streaming
  • 100% lossless
  • Minimal added latency
  • Minimal error sensitivity
  • Random access
  • Handles short IoT data bursts
  • Supports all data types

Contact us to learn more!

AtomBeam Beats Compression for Satellite and Telemetry

AtomBeam’s compaction software creates a data stream that is a fraction of any data compression technology for telemetry and satellite data.

AtomBeam Advantages

AtomBeam has many advantages over traditional compression:

  • Instant-On™ data streaming
  • 100% lossless
  • Minimal added latency
  • Minimal error sensitivity
  • Random access
  • Handles short IoT data bursts
  • Supports all data types

Contact us to learn more!