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Comparison of compression algorithms

From: Ulf Bjorkengren <ulfbjorkengren@geotab.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:25:00 +0200
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To: public-automotive <public-automotive@w3.org>
I tried some online compression tools to see what kind of compression
standard compression algorithms can achieve on a typical Gen2 response
payload, shown below.
The results show that they do not perform well on this type of short
payloads, and cannot compete with a tailormade algorithm.
As a comparison, version two of the proprietary algorithm I mentioned in
the presentation will compress the same payload to 17 bytes.
If there is interest for it, this algorithm will be implemented and
available on
in both a Go impl and a JS impl.


{“action”:”get”, “timestamp”:”2020-08-25T13:37:00Z”, “value”:”123”,
The above payload is 86 chars.

GZ: Execution time: 11875 us Compression ratio: 112 % Original size: 118
bytes Result size: 105 bytes
DEFLATE: Execution time: 16811 us Compression ratio: 127 % Original size:
118 bytes Result size: 93 bytes

GZIP: 91 bytes

LZW: 72 bytes

Ulf Bjorkengren
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