A Look at Raster Compression, Pyramids, Time, and Space

For those interested in geospatial technology: This is an excellent article on data formats, the relative sizes of a given amount of data stored in each, overviews for each format, and the relative time required to read/serve the data in each format. The knowledge presented here should be helpful in determining what data formats you deploy with your system.

http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2010/10/12/a-look-at-raster-compression-pyramids-time-and-space/

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