Field Fodder -- Compression in Real World Datasets
October 31, 2008[From The Database Column]
With database volumes growing exponentially and CPUs far out performing disks, compression has become a hot topic among database management solutions. Just don't believe everything you hear about compression. Real world compression rates will vary dramatically depending on the data in your warehouse and how you load and query it.
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