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

> 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 ;)

Should have mentioned - they copy of the wire in 6 and 8 seconds on 100bT

> 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