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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-29219

Test and consider exposing different compression engines for MongoDB users

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    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Major - P3
    • Resolution: Done
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      The WiredTiger storage engine supports several compression engines that are not exposed via MongoDB. It would be interesting to know whether there is value in exposing additional compression engines - it would also be very valuable to create a test that could be used to measure the relative compression rate vs CPU usage characteristics of different compression engines for a few interesting MongoDB workloads.

      The particular compression engines that might be interesting are LZ4 and zstandard. A full set of compression libraries supported by the WiredTiger team is here:
      https://github.com/wiredtiger/wiredtiger/tree/master/ext/compressors

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              brian.lane@mongodb.com Brian Lane
              alexander.gorrod@mongodb.com Alexander Gorrod
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