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From:Michael Widenius Date:March 19 1999 9:31am
Subject:Re: pack_isam and licenses
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>>>>> "Bill" == Bill Koob <wkoob@stripped> writes:

Bill> Vivek Khera  wrote:
Bill>  buy 10 licenses to get pack_isam.  I just had to by
>> the extended support option.  Believe me, the pack_isam program is
>> *well* worth that low, low, price.  It has made one of our services
>> (which is a very complex database) run extremely fast by reducing the
>> disk seeks.
>> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
>> Vivek Khera, Ph.D.                Khera Communications, Inc.

Bill> Sorry if this question has been asked before, but
Bill> what is the approximate savings on diskspace on a 
Bill> typical file that pkzip will compress in the 80% - 85% range?

In cases like above, pack_isam typically gives you a compression of
50-70 %.

The difference between pkzip, compressed drives versus a table packed
with pack_isam is that all rows can be accessed directly;  There is no
extra overhead to access any row in the table.

pack_isam and licensesdance18 Mar
  • pack_isam and licensesMichael Widenius18 Mar
  • Re: pack_isam and licensesVivek Khera18 Mar
    • Re: pack_isam and licensesBill Koob19 Mar
      • Re: pack_isam and licensesMichael Widenius19 Mar
Re: pack_isam and licensesEd Carp18 Mar