## Abstract

A method, including partitioning a dataset into a first number of data units, and selecting, based on a sampling ratio, a second number of the data units. A hash value is calculated for each of the selected data units, and a first histogram is computed indicating a first duplication count for each of the calculated hash values. Based on respective frequencies of the calculated hash values, a second histogram is computed indicating an observed frequency for each of the first duplication counts in the first histogram, and based on the sampling ratio and the second histogram, a target function is derived. A third histogram that minimizes the target function is derived, the third histogram including, for the first number of the storage units, second duplication counts and a respective predicted frequency for each of the second duplication counts. Finally, a deduplication ratio is determined based on the third histogram.

Original language | English |
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Patent number | US2017199895 |

IPC | G06F 17/ 30 A I |

Priority date | 13/01/16 |

State | Published - 13 Jul 2017 |