Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Record Encoding
Author Lester Caine
Jim Starkey wrote:

> Carlos H. Cantu wrote:
>>I would choose no compression (our currently behavior), or maybe a
>>compression level that would not cause bad performance dealing with
>>already compressed data (like JPG, etc).
> Do you have any reason to believe that there is significant overhead
> when compressing a pre-compressed object?

That needs checking, but zipping up a few 200k JPG and a few 10Mb TIFF
files - I can't see that there is any gain - in fact two of the TIFF's
came out bigger - just - in 12 and 14 seconds ;)

Still I have no reason yet to be storing them *IN* Firebird. I'll just
stick to storing the file name for now and wait for other improvements ;)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services