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Synthos Technologies Receives Patent Protection on its Cutting-Edge Compression Technology

Swift Approval on this Innovation is the First from a Group of 25 Unique Patents Filed Less than Six Months Ago

Reston, VA – Synthos Technologies, a provider of innovative software solutions that enable new ways of interacting with information, was today officially granted U.S. Patent No. 9,025,892 protecting its powerful compression technology. This invention, which compresses enormous datasets to degrees never before possible, also preserves the ability to decompress a single record or field from within massive amounts of data.

A team of three inventors from Synthos Technologies developed the technology. They are: Chief Technology Officer Scott Lightner, Chief Architect Franz Weckesser, and Software Architect Bryan Zimmerman.

“We’re extremely proud of this recognition of our compression algorithm’s technical uniqueness, but also the speed at which this patent was reviewed and approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” Lightner said. “It is a key part of the foundation for so many other things we’re doing in the in-memory computing arena and it is precisely what makes ‘in-memory’ both possible and practical for large enterprises with huge amounts of data.”

Synthos Technologies’ patented compression method not only makes in-memory computing approaches feasible and scalable for large businesses, it represents an opportunity for enormous cost savings. Organizations’ monthly cloud hosting costs, for example, can be dramatically reduced by storing significantly compressed datasets. Employing the Synthos Technologies compression technique in one instance was estimated to save a single company several hundred thousand dollars in storage costs alone, representing an infrastructure cost savings of greater than 50 percent. This is a financial benefit that would be realized alongside meaningful process efficiencies and new, data-driven insights derived from the other computing-heavy tasks associated with the project.

“When we say we’re building new ways of interacting with information, this is exactly what we’re talking about,” Lightner continued. “We’re excited about this patent and the many more to come.”

At present, Synthos Technologies has two dozen other patents pending. These include patents on in-memory databases, entity disambiguation and knowledge discovery, text analysis and search technology – specifically within in-memory databases.