AlwaysOn Network asks: “Instead of trying to make the infrastructure bigger (with the resultant massive cost that this generally incurs), why dont we focus on making the files smaller?”
Perhaps the principal reason this hasnt been done is that it is just too difficult. Sure, we have the familiar compression standards such as JPEG, Zip and MP3, and now the next generation of JPEG2000 and MPEG-4. These improvements hardly register, however, given the exponential growth of the average size of the files used in daily life.
Now a new company based in Singapore may be about to change our thinking. MatrixView has developed a methodology called Adaptive Binary Optimization (ABO) that promises a paradigm shift in the way we address compression and security. Unlike transformation-based compressions like JPEG, ABO utilizes a radically new bit-plane architecture that does not eliminate any data during compression. As such, not only does ABO generate significantly higher compression standards, but it does so in a mathematically lossless fashion. Additionally, this bit-plane architecture promises extraordinarily effective encryption.
There were various industries which will benefit from this: medical industry, mobile data, movies.