LZ4 VS ZLib

Compare LZ4 vs ZLib and see what are their differences.

LZ4

Extremely Fast Compression algorithm (by lz4)

ZLib

A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library. (by madler)
Our great sponsors
  • SonarQube - Static code analysis for 29 languages.
  • Scout APM - Less time debugging, more time building
  • SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
LZ4 ZLib
10 25
7,123 3,561
3.3% -
7.8 5.7
4 days ago 5 days ago
C C
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later -
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

LZ4

Posts with mentions or reviews of LZ4. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-10.

ZLib

Posts with mentions or reviews of ZLib. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-28.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing LZ4 and ZLib you can also consider the following projects:

zstd - Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm

brotli - Brotli compression format

Snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor

LZMA - (Unofficial) Git mirror of LZMA SDK releases

Minizip-ng - Fork of the popular zip manipulation library found in the zlib distribution.

zlib-ng - zlib replacement with optimizations for "next generation" systems.

OpenSSL - TLS/SSL and crypto library

LZFSE - LZFSE compression library and command line tool