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Dynamic Data Normalization (Erl, Naserpour)
How can redundant data within cloud storage devices be automatically avoided?
Cloud consumers may store large volumes of redundant data within cloud storage devices, thereby bloating the storage architecture and compromising data access performance.
Data received by cloud consumers is automatically normalized so that redundant data is avoided and cloud storage device capacity and performance is optimized.
Data de-duplication technology is used to detect and eliminate redundant data at block or file-based levels.
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In Part A, datasets containing redundant data unnecessarily bloat data storage. The Dynamic Data Normalization pattern results in the constant and automatic streamlining of data as shown in Part B, regardless of how denormalized the data received from the cloud consumer is.
NIST Reference Architecture Mapping
This pattern relates to the highlighted parts of the NIST reference architecture, as follows: