[Pharo-project] [ANN] Sqnappy - a fast compressor wrapper
masashi.umezawa at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 04:50:53 CEST 2013
Recently I've developed Sqnappy - Squeak/Pharo binding of the snappy
Sqnappy is easy to use. You can just send #compress:, #uncompress to SnappyCore:
compressed := SnappyCore compress: data.
uncompressed := SnappyCore uncompress: compressed.
With a simple test, Sqnappy was 10.8x faster than the existing
Additionally, Sqnappy implements snappy framing format, so that it can
treat big data with a small memory allocation.
About framing format:
Tested from a workspace, 1.3 GB pg_dump file was compressed in around
10 seconds and decompressed in 6.5 seconds . No annoying GCs. It was
[:masashi | ^umezawa]
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