https://www.linkedin.com/in/tong-zhang-2451607/ In-storage transparent compression is providing enterprises with benefits far beyond what one might expect. Before transparent compression, storage drives acted only as a physical devices to store data.
For this reason, in-storage transparent compression is highly desirable to relieve host CPU/GPU from executing lossless data compression.
Let’s examine how in-storage transparent compression benefits one of the most widely used relational databases: PostgreSQL.
By enabling virtually variable-size block I/O, in-storage transparent compression allows PostgreSQL to drastically reduce the fill factor and therefore improve TPS performance without sacrificing the physical storage cost.