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erasure coding

Erasure coding (EC) is a method of data protection in which data is broken into fragments, expanded and encoded with redundant data pieces, and stored across a set of different locations, such as disks, storage nodes or geographic locations. More

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"The drawback of erasure coding is that it can be more CPU-intensive, and that can translate into increased latency." -- Manek Dubash

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Applying data quality rules is a job for users -- and data virtualization

Consultant David Loshin outlines a strategy for ensuring data is suitable to use: Make business units responsible for applying data quality policies and use data virtualization tools to help manage...