• US 20170237446A1
  • Filed: 05/02/2017
  • Published: 08/17/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for compressing data in one or more data blocks, comprising:

  • analyzing a data block to determine a parameter, attribute, or value of the data block, wherein the analyzing excludes only reading a descriptor or data token associated with the data block;

    selecting at least one lossless encoder associated with the determined parameter, attribute, or value;

    compressing data in the data block with the selected at least one lossless encoder to produce a compressed data block, having a size over 10 times smaller than the data block; and

    storing the compressed data block, wherein the time of the compressing the data block and the storing the compressed data block is less than the time of storing the data block in uncompressed form.

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