Experts Discuss Big Data Speed

February 15, 2013

In a white paper that compares available information transport technologies, experts from Aspera Incorporated tackle the topic of moving big data quickly over wide area networks. “The loss-based congestion control in TCP AIMD [transfer control protocol additive-increase-multiplicative-decrease] has a deadly impact on throughput,” they state. “Every packet loss leads to retransmission and stalls the delivery of data to the receiving application until retransmission occurs. This can slow the performance of any network application but is fundamentally flawed for reliable transmission of bulk data.”

A slow down in data transmission can be deadly in the military environment, where it can mean lost lives. Aspera’s solution to this problem offers an alternative to traditional solutions, and the white paper explains in detail how it works.

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