Visual Importer ETL provides extended support for automation of compression and decompression operations, it supports a wide range of archive file formats such as
|Zip archive *.zip;*.jar;*.ear;*.war;*.cbz;*.apk;*.wsz;*.wal; |
|BZip2 archive *.bz2;*.bzip2;*.tbz2;*.tbz |
7z archive *.7z
Tar archive *.tar
GZip archive *.gz;*.gzip;*.tgz;*.tpz
Swf archive *.swf
About data compression
Data compression refers to the process of encoding large files in order to reduce the number of bytes. Smaller files occupy lesser memory space and are also easier to transfer over a network, which could be the Internet, intranet or a LAN. The automation of compression files can be of great help here.
Compression involves applying an algorithm to the required data that removes the redundant bits. Redundancy is very common in most types of computer files. Visual Importer compression mechanism gets rid of this redundancy thus compressing the file. Breaking them into smaller parts and sending them over a network can compress files that are extremely large. These files are then reassembled at the receiving end to get back the original data.