Purdue University Develops Data Storage to Limit Load Times

Innovators from Purdue University in Indiana developed efficient data storage that helps cut down load times and provide enough storage for corporations.

With the new novel data storage, companies can reduce costs in maintaining data as well as limit the stress from underlying storage systems. The innovators from Indiana university make use of computing memory storing to retrieve data quickly.

What’s best about this storage is, chunks of data are stored separately to end-users and reduce congestion altogether. Thus, removing the delay times when data is loading using a smartphone and other gadgets.

Purdue University Developed Efficient Data Storage

Associate professor at Purdue University’s industrial engineering department, Vaneet Aggarwal said the data storage allows access to 20 percent of the content. This improves the system’s functionality, instead of trying to retrieve files or data simultaneously.

The innovators developed what they call a novel caching framework with an algorithm to streamline caching across the distributed storage system. With this in place, the data storage can improve performance by splitting data into multiple servers.

“The rapid growth of streaming and e-commerce has stressed underlying data storage systems. A key solution to relieving this traffic burden has been caching, which basically involves a computer memory storing popular chunks of data, so they can be retrieved quickly,” said Aggarwal.

The system is said to help companies deal with huge piles of data without efficient management and systematic storage. One of the reasons for the creation is to reduce the costs linked with storing, managing, and maintaining all sorts of data made by different companies.

Now that the digital world is expanding, a lot of businesses require efficient data storage to keep company files and consumer information safe. Storage that allows easy data retrieval can improve a customer’s experience when downloading data from the Internet.

“Our system provides a big advantage in that it reduces latency to provide a better experience for users and for the organization or company. Latency is the time taken to obtain the file following an instruction for its transfer,” said Aggarwal.

This latency streamlines the process of retrieving data and prevent annoying wait time for something to download.

The industrial engineering team has worked with the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization to patent this storage technology. They are still looking for partners to further the research and improve the system in place.