ANACODE CS: "Compressed Storage"
- What is Anacode?
- How is Anacode CS related to existing AWS Cloud storage?
- How does Anacode accelerate data transfers between Cloud storage and server nodes?
- How much does Anacode storage cost?
- When will Anacode CS be available on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform?
What is Anacode?
Anacode CS is a “Compressed Storage” service that is:
CHEAPER: pay 35% less per month to store compressed versions of your data in Anacode CS, compared to what you pay to store uncompressed versions of your data today in AWS S3, AWS S3-IA (standard), AWS IA (one zone), and AWS Glacier. Coming soon: Anacode CS for EBS, at GB/sec encoding rates.
FASTER: Anacode CS data moves thru AWS availability zones (AZs) faster (typically 2x to 10x faster), because Anacode encoded data stays compressed till it reaches the customer’s EC2 server instance (which requested the data), where Anacode CS decodes it “just in time.”
SIMPLER: Anacode CS makes life simpler: Anacode is a Storage service, not a Compression service! Anacode CS users send their RESTful GETs and PUTs to an Anacode CS endpoint, instead of to an AWS S3 endpoint. Anacode CS delivers compression’s benefits, without users having to manage compression’s complexity.
RELIABLE: Anacode CS data is still stored on AWS S3, S3-IA, or Glacier, but in compressed form.
ANACODE CS Encoding and Decoding
- How does Anacode CS compression compare to gzip (Lempel-Ziv)?
- What is “pleasingly parallel,” and why do I care?
- How does Anacode encoding work?
- How do I access my data on Anacode CS?
- What if all of my data is already compressed (like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, or .docx/.xlsx/.jpg/.mp3 files)?
On all datasets available to Anacode (and Anacode has lots of available data), Anacode CS compresses more, and faster, than gzip. Since Anacode CS encoding and decoding are pleasingly parallel (see the next FAQ question), Anacode CS processing is orders of magnitude faster than gzip. Also, Anacode CS is a storage service, while gzip is a compression and decompression service.
- How fast must Anacode encoding run?
- How fast is Anacode CS encoding?
- How fast must Anacode decoding run?
- How fast is Anacode decoding?
Anacode CS Security, Reliability, and Durability
- Is Anacode encoded data secure?
- How does Anacode ensure that its customers won’t lose any data?
- Why should large companies trust their data to Anacode CS, a tiny little start-up?
- How does Anacode ensure that the Anacode encoded data, and the decompressed data, is correct?
- Why isn’t Anacode CS a compression service?