The technology industry continues to be a hotbed of patent innovation. Activity is driven by the increasing need for high-speed data transfer, growing data volumes, and the importance of data integrity in critical applications, and growing importance of technologies such as error detection codes, parity checks, checksum algorithms, and advanced error correction. These technologies help to maintain data accuracy and minimize the risk of data loss or corruption. In the last three years alone, there have been over 4.1 million patents filed and granted in the technology industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Innovation in technology: RAID transmission error detectionBuy the report here.

However, not all innovations are equal and nor do they follow a constant upward trend. Instead, their evolution takes the form of an S-shaped curve that reflects their typical lifecycle from early emergence to accelerating adoption, before finally stabilizing and reaching maturity.

Identifying where a particular innovation is on this journey, especially those that are in the emerging and accelerating stages, is essential for understanding their current level of adoption and the likely future trajectory and impact they will have.

190+ innovations will shape the technology industry

According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which plots the S-curve for the technology industry using innovation intensity models built on over 1.5 million patents, there are 190+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.

Within the emerging innovation stage, aural exciters, in-memory computing, and network-on-a-chip are disruptive technologies that are in the early stages of application and should be tracked closely. RAID transmission error detection, projector-camera system, and hyperspectral imaging, and surround sound systems are some of the accelerating innovation areas, where adoption has been steadily increasing. Among maturing innovation areas are digital image interpolation and distributed RAID drives, which are now well established in the industry.

Innovation S-curve for the technology industry

RAID transmission error detection is a key innovation area in technology

Redundant array of independent disks (RAID) transmission error detection is the utilization of RAID technology to identify and rectify transmission errors occurring between multiple computers connected in a network. It employs algorithms and codes to compare transmitted data and ensure error-free and uncorrupted data reception. When errors are detected, the RAID system takes appropriate measures to enable successful communication among the computers.

GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 10+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established technology companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of RAID transmission error detection.

Key players in RAID transmission error detection – a disruptive innovation in the technology industry

‘Application diversity’ measures the number of applications identified for each patent. It broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.

‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of countries each patent is registered in. It reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.

Patent volumes related to RAID transmission error detection

Company Total patents (2010 - 2022) Premium intelligence on the world's largest companies
Acronis International 8 Unlock Company Profile
Alibaba Group 12 Unlock Company Profile
Phison Electronics 4 Unlock Company Profile
DataCore Software 18 Unlock Company Profile
Advanced New Technologies 14 Unlock Company Profile
IBM 40 Unlock Company Profile
Toshiba 3 Unlock Company Profile
Intel 13 Unlock Company Profile
Pure Storage 382 Unlock Company Profile
Rubrik 2 Unlock Company Profile
Scality 6 Unlock Company Profile
CNEX Labs 4 Unlock Company Profile
Microsemi Storage Solutions (Us) 2 Unlock Company Profile
Quantum LTO 25 Unlock Company Profile
MemoScale 2 Unlock Company Profile

Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics

Pure Storage is the top patent filer in the RAID transmission error detection space. One of the company’s patents describes methods used in dispersed storage network (DSN) to retrieve encoded data from an impaired storage unit's memory device. The DSN's computing device sends requests to multiple storage units, including the impaired unit, to recover a specified number of encoded data slices. If the impaired unit cannot retrieve the requested slice promptly, it issues a quasi-error response. In response to receiving an insufficient number of slices and a quasi-error response, the computing device can request slices from other units or instruct the impaired unit to continue processing the request for data recovery.

Other prominent patent filers in the space include IBM and Quantum LTO.

By geographic reach, DataCore Software leads the pack, followed by Advanced New Technologies and Scality. In terms of application diversity, Advanced New Technologies holds the top position, followed by Alibaba Group and Toshiba.

RAID transmission error detection helps to ensure the integrity and reliability of data transmission between computers in a network. By actively detecting and correcting errors during the transmission process, RAID technology helps to prevent data corruption and loss. This is particularly important in critical systems and applications where data accuracy is paramount, such as in large-scale data storage, server environments, and mission-critical operations. RAID transmission error detection enhances data reliability, reduces the risk of data corruption, and contributes to maintaining the overall integrity of the network.

To further understand the key themes and technologies disrupting the technology industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Technology.

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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.