Vol 129 Issue 1 2008-11-08 Article 20815 from section "MySQL"

Why Don MacAskil Is Switching his ZFS Volume to LZJB

Don MacAskil set himself a three-fold task, which was to determine
the "best case" compression ration for InnoDB tables; the "worst
case" CPU usage for the workload; and to learn all of this by the
most quick and dirty means possible. He reports the results in his
blog. The result he obtained -- using gzip-9 for the first pass --
was a 2.12X compression ratio over a large and varied dataset.

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