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Re: Faster compression, again

From: "ktm(at)rice(dot)edu" <ktm(at)rice(dot)edu>
To: Daniel Farina <daniel(at)heroku(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Faster compression, again
Date: 2012-03-14 18:13:27
Message-ID: 20120314181327.GH7440@aart.rice.edu (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:06:16AM -0700, Daniel Farina wrote:
> For 9.3 at a minimum.
> 
> The topic of LZO became mired in doubts about:
> 
> * Potential Patents
> * The author's intention for the implementation to be GPL
> 
> Since then, Google released "Snappy," also an LZ77-class
> implementation, and it has been ported to C (recently, and with some
> quirks, like no LICENSE file...yet, although it is linked from the
> original Snappy project).  The original Snappy (C++) has a BSD license
> and a patent grant (which shields you from Google, at least).  Do we
> want to investigate a very-fast compression algorithm inclusion again
> in the 9.3 cycle?
> 

+1 for Snappy and a very fast compression algorithm.

Regards,
Ken

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