[Monetdb-developers] snappy library for BAT compression?

Roberto Cornacchia roberto.cornacchia at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 18:15:06 CET 2011


>From opt_compression.mx:

@f opt_compression
@- The compressed database
Column stores mostly exploit some form of compression to reduce the
footprint on disk and to improve disk/memory/cache bandwidth at
the expense of cpu/memory cycles.
A naive approach is to take a (*preferrably lightweight*) compression
algorithm and deploy it against the units of access, e.g. disk/buffers.
In MonetDB our granularity is a BAT, which therefore forms the basis
for (de)compressed access.


I don't know whether this is still an actively developed idea. If it is,
perhaps this can help:

http://code.google.com/p/snappy/

Roberto
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