zlib-ng VS zstd

Compare zlib-ng vs zstd and see what are their differences.

zlib-ng

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

zstd

Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm (by facebook)
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zlib-ng zstd
3 46
1,072 16,841
3.4% 1.1%
9.6 9.7
4 days ago 7 days ago
C C
zlib License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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zlib-ng

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

zstd

Posts with mentions or reviews of zstd. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-22.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing zlib-ng and zstd you can also consider the following projects:

LZ4 - Extremely Fast Compression algorithm

Snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor

LZMA - (Unofficial) Git mirror of LZMA SDK releases

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

ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.

brotli - Brotli compression format

zfs - OpenZFS on Linux and FreeBSD

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

LZFSE - LZFSE compression library and command line tool

rsync - An open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer. It also has useful features for backup and restore operations among many other use cases.

zlib - Cloudflare fork of zlib with massive performance improvements