To Compress or NOT to Compress. That is the Question. What is the Answer?”

Blog Post created by djohn Employee on Jan 25, 2018

I’d like to raise an age old debate and get people’s comments as the cost of storage gets lower, computing power higher and connectivity bandwidth better. What, where and why is it better to compress data coming from devices and systems? What, where and why is it better to NOT compress? We’d very much appreciate your thoughts in this open forum.


I’d then raise the question in the light of advanced analytics where software tools need aligned data to perform analysis. In the latter case, we can uncompress compressed data. We can also interpolate missing data to create aligned data sets for analytics. Should we interpolate or NOT interpolate- what, where and why? 


Let us know your thoughts….