Snappy VS LZ4

Compare Snappy vs LZ4 and see what are their differences.

Snappy

A fast compressor/decompressor (by google)

LZ4

Extremely Fast Compression algorithm (by lz4)
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Snappy LZ4
2 10
5,196 7,082
1.1% 2.7%
4.5 7.9
7 days ago 7 days ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Snappy

Posts with mentions or reviews of Snappy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-29.

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.

What are some alternatives?

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

zstd - Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm

brotli - Brotli compression format

LZMA - (Unofficial) Git mirror of LZMA SDK releases

ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.

LZFSE - LZFSE compression library and command line tool

RocksDB - A library that provides an embeddable, persistent key-value store for fast storage.

LZHAM - Lossless data compression codec with LZMA-like ratios but 1.5x-8x faster decompression speed, C/C++

7-Zip-zstd - 7-Zip with support for Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5 and Zstandard