Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm

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Zstandard is a real-time compression algorithm, providing high compression ratios. It offers a very wide range of compression / speed trade-off, while being backed by a very fast decoder. It also offers a special mode for small data, called dictionary compression, and can create dictionaries from any sample set.




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7-Zip-zstd - 7-Zip with support for Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5 and Zstandard

  •    C

Zstandard v1.3.7 is a real-time compression algorithm, providing high compression ratios. It offers a very wide range of compression / speed trade-off, while being backed by a very fast decoder. Brotli v.1.0.7 is a generic-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm, Huffman coding and 2nd order context modeling, with a compression ratio comparable to the best currently available general-purpose compression methods. It is similar in speed with deflate but offers more dense compression.

lizard - Lizard (formerly LZ5) is an efficient compressor with very fast decompression

  •    C

Lizard library is based on frequently used LZ4 library by Yann Collet but the Lizard compression format is not compatible with LZ4. Lizard library is provided as open-source software using BSD 2-Clause license. The high compression/decompression speed is achieved without any SSE and AVX extensions. The following results are obtained with lzbench and -t16,16 using 1 core of Intel Core i5-4300U, Windows 10 64-bit (MinGW-w64 compilation under gcc 6.2.0) with silesia.tar which contains tarred files from Silesia compression corpus.

XZ for Java

  •    Java

This aims to be a complete implementation of XZ data compression in pure Java. Single-threaded streamed compression and decompression and random access decompression have been fully implemented. Threading is planned but it is unknown when it will be implemented.

7-Zip - File archiver with a high compression ratio

  •    C

7-Zip is a file archiver with the high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP, WIM, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR, Z.

lz4-java - LZ4 compression for Java

  •    C

LZ4 compression for Java, based on Yann Collet's work available at http://code.google.com/p/lz4/. This library provides access to two compression methods that both generate a valid LZ4 stream fast scan (LZ4) and high compression (LZ4 HC). The streams produced by those 2 compression algorithms use the same compression format, are very fast to decompress and can be decompressed by the same decompressor instance.

c-blosc - A blocking, shuffling and loss-less compression library that can be faster than `memcpy()`

  •    C

Blosc is a high performance compressor optimized for binary data. It has been designed to transmit data to the processor cache faster than the traditional, non-compressed, direct memory fetch approach via a memcpy() OS call. Blosc is the first compressor (that I'm aware of) that is meant not only to reduce the size of large datasets on-disk or in-memory, but also to accelerate memory-bound computations. It uses the blocking technique so as to reduce activity in the memory bus as much as possible. In short, this technique works by dividing datasets in blocks that are small enough to fit in caches of modern processors and perform compression / decompression there. It also leverages, if available, SIMD instructions (SSE2, AVX2) and multi-threading capabilities of CPUs, in order to accelerate the compression / decompression process to a maximum.

LZF Compressor- High-performance, streaming/chunking Java LZF codec, compatible with standard C LZF package

  •    Java

LZF-compress is a Java library for encoding and decoding data in LZF format, written by Tatu Saloranta. LZF alfgorithm itself is optimized for speed, with somewhat more modest compression. Compared to the standard Deflate (algorithm gzip uses) LZF can be 5-6 times as fast to compress, and twice as fast to decompress. Compression rate is lower since no Huffman-encoding is used after lempel-ziv substring elimintation.

SHARC - Fastest lossless compression algorithm

  •    C

SHARC is an extremely fast lossless dictionary-based compression algorithm. It is capable of an unprecedented compression speed of more than 500 MB/s per core on modern Intel CPUs ! It is scalable on multi core/multi CPU, developed in pure C99, and easily portable on many platforms.

lzham_codec - Lossless data compression codec with LZMA-like ratios but 1

  •    C++

LZHAM is a lossless data compression codec written in C/C++ (specifically C++03), with a compression ratio similar to LZMA but with 1.5x-8x faster decompression speed. It officially supports Linux x86/x64, Windows x86/x64, OSX, and iOS, with Android support on the way. LZHAM is a lossless (LZ based) data compression codec optimized for particularly fast decompression at very high compression ratios with a zlib compatible API. It's been developed over a period of 3 years and alpha versions have already shipped in many products. (The alpha is here: https://code.google.com/p/lzham/) LZHAM's decompressor is slower than zlib's, but generally much faster than LZMA's, with a compression ratio that is typically within a few percent of LZMA's and sometimes better.

Snappy Java - Snappy compressor/decompressor for Java

  •    Java

snappy-java is a Java port of the snappy, a fast C++ compresser/decompresser developed by Google. It does fast compression/decompression around 200~400MB/sec, Less memory usage. SnappyOutputStream uses only 32KB+ in default, Compression/decompression of Java primitive arrays (float[], double[], int[], short[], long[], etc.) and lot more.

Basic Compression Library

  •    C

Basic Compression Library is a set of open source implementations of RLE (Run Length Encoding), Huffman, Rice, Lempel-Ziv (LZ77) and Shannon-Fano compression algorithms.

Info ZIP - Compressor Archiver Utilities

  •    C

Info-ZIP's purpose is to provide free, portable, high-quality versions of the Zip and UnZip compressor-archiver utilities that are compatible with the DOS-based PKZIP.

PeaZip - Cross-platform file and archive manager

  •    Pascal

PeaZip is a free file archiver utility and rar extractor for Windows and Linux, work with 150+ archive types and variants (7z, ace, arc, bz2, cab, gz, iso, paq, pea, rar, tar, wim, zip, zipx...), handle spanned archives and support multiple archive encryption standards. The project aims to provide a cross-platform, portable, GUI frontend for multiple Open Source technologies (7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, PEA, UPX) focused on file and archive management, and security

zlib - A Massively Spiffy Yet Delicately Unobtrusive Compression Library

  •    C

zlib is a general purpose data compression library. All the code is thread safe. It is ported to different programming languages like Java, CSharp, Python and Perl.

QuickLZ - Fastest Compression Library in C, C# and Java

  •    C

QuickLZ is the world's fastest compression library, reaching 308 Mbyte/s per core. It supports Streaming mode for optimal compression ratio of small packets down to 200 - 300 bytes in size.

lzfse - LZFSE compression library and command line tool

  •    C

This is a reference C implementation of the LZFSE compressor introduced in the Compression library with OS X 10.11 and iOS 9. LZFSE is a Lempel-Ziv style data compression algorithm using Finite State Entropy coding. It targets similar compression rates at higher compression and decompression speed compared to deflate using zlib.

Zopfli - Compression library from Google

  •    C++

Zopfli Compression Algorithm is a compression library programmed in C to perform very good, but slow, deflate or zlib compression. The basic function to compress data is ZopfliCompress in zopfli.h. Use the ZopfliOptions object to set parameters that affect the speed and compression. Use the ZopfliInitOptions function to place the default values in the ZopfliOptions first.

Pixz - Parallel, indexed xz compressor

  •    C

Pixz (pronounced pixie) is a parallel, indexing version of xz. The existing XZ Utils provide great compression in the .xz file format, but they produce just one big block of compressed data. Pixz instead produces a collection of smaller blocks which makes random access to the original data possible. This is especially useful for large tarballs.

node-lz4 - LZ4 fast compression algorithm for NodeJS

  •    Javascript

LZ4 is a very fast compression and decompression algorithm. This nodejs module provides a Javascript implementation of the decoder as well as native bindings to the LZ4 functions. Nodejs Streams are also supported for compression and decompression. NB. Version 0.2 does not support the legacy format, only the one as of "LZ4 Streaming Format 1.4". Use version 0.1 if required.

Snappy - Port of Snappy to Java

  •    Java

This is a rewrite (port) of Snappy writen in pure Java. This compression code produces a byte-for-byte exact copy of the output created by the original C++ code, and extremely fast.

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