Abstract: Massively parallel, block-based encoding and decoding technology that includes an encoded block format uses a plurality of processing cores to perform block-based encoding and decoding operations. The encoded block format includes a header and a payload. The encoded block format's headers represent unique single-Byte and multi-Byte event parameters that occur in the original data block from which each encoded block was generated. The encoded block format's payloads represent a sequence of single-Byte and multi-Byte events using tokens that associate each event with its corresponding parameter(s). Metadata can include an array of encoded block sizes that support random access.
Abstract: A combination of a block-oriented encoder and decoder with a modified dataset identifier that is associated with an encoded block size are used to perform block-based encoding and decoding operations. The encoding process may generate optional metadata that includes an array of encoded block sizes to support random access into the stream or group of encoded blocks during the decoding process. The modified dataset identifier associates the original dataset identifier with the block size used by the encoder.