From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:41:16 +0000 (UTC)
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The word "compression" is very fashionable these days. I find that strange because everybody keeps telling me how cheap disks are these days and yet, there is a slew of compression algorithms all around: MP3, MPEG-2,OGG, ZIP, BZIP2, GZIP, everything is compressed to save the inexpensive and cheap disk space. Oracle seems to have noticed the fashion so they have released a package which should produce the 11.2 behavior. The package is called "Oracle Advanced Compression Advisor" and is described here: compression-advisor.html

Has anybody played with that? Is there any possibility of compressing the table for OLTP or ("ALL OPERATIONS" in 11.1) in Oracle 10g?

I thought of compressing this message to make it more in and fashionable, but the unfortunate effect would be that the message would be somewhat less readable. This message will, however, self-destruct in 5 minutes after reading.

Received on Mon Dec 14 2009 - 13:41:16 CST

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