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compress tables [message #635948] Mon, 13 April 2015 12:07 Go to next message
varunvir
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Registered: November 2007
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Hi Experts,

We have a table in the database that is growing at rapid pace.
Is there any way we could compress the table to lessen the overall space this
massive amount of data is taking up and will continue to build up for the next 5 years?

Thanks,

Varun
Re: compress tables [message #635949 is a reply to message #635948] Mon, 13 April 2015 12:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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Yes, no, maybe. It depends.
Some, many, most IT Professionals would actually TEST on actual structure & data to learn the answer.
Re: compress tables [message #635950 is a reply to message #635948] Mon, 13 April 2015 12:11 Go to previous message
John Watson
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It really depends on licensing. In Standard Edition, Oracle provides no compression, unless you do it programmatically with utl_compress. Enterprise Edition has basic compression, which works for direct loads. Then the Advanced conpression option offers OLTP compression. If you have the appropriate release and ZFS storage, you can use Hybrid Columnar Compression.
they all have different capabilities (and drawbacks).
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