BlackHole is an data de-duplicating network block device that also supports mirroring, snapshots, and support for multiple LUNs using the same data store. It is filesystem agnostic and has been tested with ext2/3/4, NTFS, ReiserFS, and the Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS2). It supports encryption, compression, and multiple storage backends. The hashing scheme used is user configurable. The program exports an NBD device which can be mounted in Linux and GNU/Hurd.
Duke is a fast and flexible record linkage engine. It does not use the traditional blocking (sort by key) approach, but instead relies on Lucene. This makes it high-performance (able to process 1,000,000 records in ~10 minutes). Duke can be run from the command line, but also has an API allowing incremental linking applications to be built easily. It supports reading data from CSV, JDBC, SPARQL, and NTriples, and also supports a number of string comparators and string normalizers.
Arkeia Network Backup is designed for organizations that require fast, easy-to-use, and affordable data protection. It backs up critical data to disk, tape, and cloud storage. Arkeia protects all major virtual platforms including VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, and more than 200 physical platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Netware, most UNIX flavors, and BSDs. The company’s source-side Progressive Deduplication technology helps users realize better performance at a lower cost by reducing data volumes. Arkeia’s deduplication is crucial to accelerating replication of on-premise backups to private or public clouds.
image-deduplication-tool is a script designed to scan specified paths and calculate the DCT hashes of all the images there. It compares the hashes to find closest-looking image pairs, despite various alternations (such as crop, rotation, gamma/color correction, noise, etc.), optionally presenting them in a feh image viewer for the operator to easily compare and remove one of the versions. It uses libpHash to produce and compare perceptual hashes.
Lessfs is a high performance inline data deduplicating file system for Linux. Lessfs complies to the POSIX standard and is very useful for backup purposes as well as providing storage for virtual machine images. Although lessfs is a file system that is implemented in user space with FUSE, it offers decent performance. Lessfs is capable of handling data rates up to 350MB/sec. It supports filesystem encryption.