Snappy VS smaz

Compare Snappy vs smaz and see what are their differences.

Snappy

A fast compressor/decompressor (by google)

smaz

Small strings compression library (by antirez)
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Snappy smaz
2 3
5,196 962
1.1% -
4.5 0.0
7 days ago over 2 years ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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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.

smaz

Posts with mentions or reviews of smaz. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-13.
  • Advanced MessagePack capabilities
    4 projects | dev.to | 13 Oct 2021
    Choose the data compression algorithm based on the specifics of your data. For example, if you are working with lots of short strings, take a look at [*SMAZ](https://github.com/antirez/smaz).*
  • Improving short string compression.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/compression | 29 Jul 2021
    Take a look at this. Idea behind it seems nice, but it's fixed dictionary ("codebook") was clearly made for English language, and the algorithm itself is really simple. How can we impove on this? Dynamic dictionary won't do, since you have to store it somewhere, nullifying benefits of using such algorithm. Beyond that I have no idea.
  • C Deep
    80 projects | dev.to | 27 Feb 2021
    smaz - Efficient string compression library. BSD-3-Clause

What are some alternatives?

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

zstd - Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm

brotli - Brotli compression format

LZ4 - Extremely Fast Compression algorithm

ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.

LZMA - (Unofficial) Git mirror of LZMA SDK releases

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

xxHash - Extremely fast non-cryptographic hash algorithm

LZMAT - git mirror of LZMAT (http://www.matcode.com/lzmat.htm)

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