The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / January 20, 2019

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…

The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / January 18, 2019

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…

The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / January 15, 2019

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…

History of the Computer – Cache Memory Part 1 of 2
RecoverySoft / January 13, 2019

We looked at the early digital computer memory, see History of the computer – Core Memory, and mentioned that the present standard RAM (Random Access Memory) is chip memory. This conforms with the commonly quoted application of Moore’s Law (Gordon Moore was one of the founders of Intel). It states that component density on integrated circuits, which can be paraphrased as performance per unit cost, doubles every 18 months. Early core memory had cycle times in microseconds, today we are talking in nanoseconds. You may be familiar with the term cache, as applied to PCs. It is one of the performance features mentioned when talking about the latest CPU, or Hard Disk. You can have L1 or L2 cache on the processor, and disk cache of various sizes. Some programs have cache too, also known as buffer, for example, when writing data to a CD burner. Early CD burner programs had ‘overruns’. The end result of these was a good supply of coasters! Mainframe systems have used cache for many years. The concept became popular in the 1970s as a way of speeding up memory access time. This was the time when core memory was being phased out and being…

The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / January 13, 2019

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…

The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / January 11, 2019

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…

The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / January 11, 2019

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…

History of the Computer – Cache Memory Part 1 of 2
RecoverySoft / January 10, 2019

We looked at the early digital computer memory, see History of the computer – Core Memory, and mentioned that the present standard RAM (Random Access Memory) is chip memory. This conforms with the commonly quoted application of Moore’s Law (Gordon Moore was one of the founders of Intel). It states that component density on integrated circuits, which can be paraphrased as performance per unit cost, doubles every 18 months. Early core memory had cycle times in microseconds, today we are talking in nanoseconds. You may be familiar with the term cache, as applied to PCs. It is one of the performance features mentioned when talking about the latest CPU, or Hard Disk. You can have L1 or L2 cache on the processor, and disk cache of various sizes. Some programs have cache too, also known as buffer, for example, when writing data to a CD burner. Early CD burner programs had ‘overruns’. The end result of these was a good supply of coasters! Mainframe systems have used cache for many years. The concept became popular in the 1970s as a way of speeding up memory access time. This was the time when core memory was being phased out and being…

The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / January 9, 2019

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…

The History Of Data Deduplication
RecoverySoft / January 8, 2019

Data deduplication has been around, at least in its most primitive form, since the 1970’s. It initially started because companies wanted to store large amount of customer contact information without using a large amount of storage space. One of the first ideas was to go through and remove duplicate data. For example, a company might have an address for shipping, and an address for billing to a given customer. In these cases, those identical addresses would be combined into one file. This was done by data entry clerks who would review the data line by line and get rid of duplicates. Of course, the amount of personnel needed to do this was extensive and it took a very long time. Sometimes, the data deduplication process would take months to complete. However, considering that most of this occurred on hard copy, it wasn’t a major problem. The big problems cam along when computer use became widespread in office environments. With computers in wide use and the explosion of the internet, the amount of data available exploded as well. Backup systems were created to ensure that companies would not lose all their data. As time went by, floppy discs and other external…