Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Suppress whitespace in transmit buffers
Author Steve Landrum
At 09:51 AM 5/10/00 -0400, Jim Starkey wrote:
>I'm inclined the think that a computationally cheap (like
>run length encoding) compression scheme would give some
>performance improvements in some applications, but probably
>wouldn't be noticable at a system level. The two phase
>connect nature of the remote protocol would make it easy
>to introduce if somebody wanted to do it. But I think there
>are probably more effective ways to use the effort.
>Jim Starkey

For an example of the benifits of compression between client
and server. I have an application where the communication
between the client and middle tier is compressed by zip
compression. Data is compressed by about 80 percent and
compared to the BDE there is even a greater improvement. In
comparing a BDE query that generates 43175 bytes of data my
components only generate 3383 bytes.

This has dramatically reduced our WAN traffic and made use of
dial up lines feasible. In fact dial up lines 28.8k are only
slightly slower than the 128k wan connections now.

Steve Landrum