Product : Nutanix, ECP [HCI]/5.11, Starter
Feature : Dedup/Compr. Function, Efficiency, Data Services
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
Summary
Performance (limited)
Details
The Starter edition does not support deduplication or compression of data that resides on the capacity tier (MapReduce).

Deduplication and compression can provide two main advantages:
1. Efficiency (space savings)
2. Performance (speed)

Most storage solutions place emphasis on efficiency.

Nutanix ECP provides two deduplication methods:
1. Inline Performance Deduplication: performs near-line deduplication in order to provide for space savings on the performance tier (RAM/SSD), thus allowing more hot data to be stored here.
2. MapReduce Deduplication: performs post-process deduplication in order to provide for space savings on the capacity tier (HDD), thus allowing for more cold data to be stored here.

Nutanix ECP provides two compression methods:
1. Inline Compression: performs immediate compression on random writes in order for space savings on the performance tier (SSD), thus allowing for more hot data to be stored here.
2. MapReduce Compression: performs post-process deep compression in order to provide for additional space savings on the capacity tier (SSD/HDD), thus allowing for more cold data to be stored here.