Storage startup Ocarina Networks has identified the life science-research market in general, and second-generation sequencing labs in particular, as key customers for its compression technology for online storage, which it claims offers up to tenfold better data reduction than generic compression solutions.

This week, the company said that Cornell University's Center for Advanced Computing is testing its "content-aware" approach to data compression, which uses algorithms that optimize the compression based on specific patterns within the data itself.

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