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Re: QuickLZ compression algorithm (Re: Inclusion in the PostgreSQL backend for toasting rows)

From: "Holger Hoffstaette" <holger(at)wizards(dot)de>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: QuickLZ compression algorithm (Re: Inclusion in the PostgreSQL backend for toasting rows)
Date: 2009-01-05 19:17:54
Message-ID: pan.2009.01.05.19.17.53.932625@wizards.de (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 13:44:57 -0500, Andrew Chernow wrote:

> Robert Haas wrote:
>> 
>> What we do have is a suggestion from several people that the database
>> shouldn't be in the business of compressing data AT ALL.  If we want

DB2 users generally seem very happy with the built-in compression.

> IMHO, this is a job for the application.

Changing applications is several times more expensive and often simply not
possible.

-h



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