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From "T Jake Luciani (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-7206) Integrate Snappy compression
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2011 01:08:49 GMT

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T Jake Luciani commented on HADOOP-7206:
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bq. However, it has a serious drawback; the native code is not built in target OS, only on
the same architecture. Because of this the build is not easy reproducible as there is not
knowledge of the OS used to build it. In addition, this can lead to not avail dependencies
in the running OS.

Why not let snappy-java implement the (check for libsnappy.so on the system before using the
bundled one) as Taro mentioned?

> Integrate Snappy compression
> ----------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7206
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7206
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 0.21.0
>            Reporter: Eli Collins
>            Assignee: Alejandro Abdelnur
>             Fix For: 0.23.0
>
>         Attachments: HADOOP-7206-002.patch, HADOOP-7206.patch, v2-HADOOP-7206-snappy-codec-using-snappy-java.txt,
v3-HADOOP-7206-snappy-codec-using-snappy-java.txt, v4-HADOOP-7206-snappy-codec-using-snappy-java.txt,
v5-HADOOP-7206-snappy-codec-using-snappy-java.txt
>
>
> 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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