What is SQL Compress?

You have probably stored Binary Large Objects (BLOBS) in SQL Server, and
more than likely you have wonder why they couldn't be compressed.
SQLCompress.NET is about to change all that by providing a fast and reliable
solution for column level compression in Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
SQLCompress.NET was born from requests posted in Microsoft SQL Server
forums and message boards. It was designed as a compression framework for
server side compression, allowing developers and administrators to reduce
database footprint without writing a line of code.
Some of the advantages of SQLCompress.NET are:
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SQL Compress
  • It is FAST and SAFE!
  • It does not require application changes
  • It is a framework. SQLCompress.NET allows developers to extend its
    functionality with minimum effort and takes away the burden of writing
    a compression infrastructure

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Jul 12, 2011 at 08:45 PM
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SQLCompress.NET 2.0 Beta Announced
Written by SQLCompress.NET Support   
May 09, 2008 at 06:39 AM
SQLCompress.NET team has been quietly working on a new version for SQL Server 2008!
Last Updated ( May 09, 2008 at 06:49 AM )
Which compression implementation should I use?
Written by SQLCompress.NET Support   
Jan 20, 2007 at 09:40 AM

SQLCompress.NET provides several implementations:

  • Fast Deflate (recommended): This implementation is VERY fast with very little overhead.
  • Base or Benchmark: This implementation should NOT be used for compression. This is included for benchmarking purposes ONLY. It allows developers to determine how much overhead their compression libraries add to an implementation. The implementation does not compresses anything but does add block and compression headers increasing LOB size.

We recommend the use of Fast Deflate for compression purposes and Basic (or Benchmark) for comparison purposes.

Last Updated ( Feb 13, 2007 at 11:53 PM )
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