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TD_Raj 50 posts Joined 05/10
31 Jan 2014
MVC on BYTEINT column

I am using AtanaSoft for MVC purpose.
I have a table with size 22GB.
When I am running tool to generate MVC values I am observing that flag columns (BYTEINT datatype) are not getting any compression values.
Why so ?
As per my understanding, flag columns has value 0 or 1 and should be good candidate for compression ?
Any comments guys why I am not getting any MVC value for such columns via tool ?

dnoeth 4628 posts Joined 11/04
31 Jan 2014

Hi Raj,
I don't know about the costing algorithm used by Atana, but it's hardlly worth compressing single byte values.
Compressing 8 bits to 1 or 2 does not save a lot of disk space. And in worst case there will be a new Presence Byte inserted in every row to carry those 1 or 2 presence bits resulting in saving 6 bits per row but expanding the row by 1 byte.


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