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Best Practice Makes Perfect

A collaboration with Domino developers about how to do it and how to get it right in Domino

I have, at times in the past, advised people to try turning on document compression in their databases as a way to improve performance, thinking that if the application is I/O bound, the extra time spent in compressing/uncompressing the data, would be more than made up for by the time savings of not having to read as much data.

Apparently, though, the benchmarks show that it's a rare situation where this would work, and that using compression actually slows things down at least a percent or two in most cases. Windows and 8.5.2 has the best performance, but still not good enough to make trying this worthwhile.

Compression still does an excellent job of saving disk space, however!

Andre Guirard | 24 August 2010 11:12:04 AM ET | Home, Plymouth, MN, USA | Comments (1)


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1) Benchmark parameters?
Stephan H. Wissel | 8/29/2010 6:57:30 AM

Hi Andre,

can you share about the benchmark parameters you used? I always suspect that machines have way more CPU than I/O capabilities these days but it will play off under high load (a lot of concurrent users) only. But that's where you would need it.

2) Benchmark parameters and result?
Guillaume | 10/19/2010 2:11:40 AM

yes this would be nice to share with us your benchmark parameters and charts of most significant results

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