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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-7206) Integrate Snappy compression
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:22:05 GMT

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Todd Lipcon commented on HADOOP-7206:
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Do you think we should integrate it into Hadoop proper, or start a separate project to implement
it as a pluggable codec?

The advantage of doing it as a separate project is that we could provide it for existing Hadoop
versions without having to re-release Hadoop. Also allows for quicker bug fixes and granular
upgrades when issues are identified.

> Integrate Snappy compression
> ----------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7206
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7206
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Eli Collins
>
> Google release Zippy as an open source (APLv2) project called Snappy (http://code.google.com/p/snappy).
This tracks integrating it into Hadoop.
> {quote}
> Snappy is a compression/decompression library. It does not aim for maximum compression,
or compatibility with any other compression library; instead, it aims for very high speeds
and reasonable compression. For instance, compared to the fastest mode of zlib, Snappy is
an order of magnitude faster for most inputs, but the resulting compressed files are anywhere
from 20% to 100% bigger. On a single core of a Core i7 processor in 64-bit mode, Snappy compresses
at about 250 MB/sec or more and decompresses at about 500 MB/sec or more.
> {quote}

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