- In 10.6 ES, 10.6 CS, 10.5 ES, 10.5 CS, 10.4 ES, 10.4 CS, 10.3 ES, 10.3 CS:
The strategy parameter is used to tune the compression algorithm. Use the value DEFAULT_STRATEGY for normal data, FILTERED for data produced by a filter (or predictor), HUFFMAN_ONLY to force Huffman encoding only (no string match), or RLE to limit match distances to one (run-length encoding). Filtered data consists mostly of small values with a somewhat random distribution. In this case, the compression algorithm is tuned to compress them better. The effect of FILTERED is to force more Huffman coding and less string matching; it is somewhat intermediate between DEFAULT_STRATEGY and HUFFMAN_ONLY. RLE is designed to be almost as fast as HUFFMAN_ONLY, but give better compression for PNG image data. The strategy parameter only affects the compression ratio but not the correctness of the compressed output even if it is not set appropriately. FIXED prevents the use of dynamic Huffman codes, allowing for a simpler decoder for special applications.
- In 10.2 ES, 10.2 CS:
ENUM (DEFAULT_STRATEGY, FILTERED, HUFFMAN_ONLY, RLE, FIXED)
Additional information on this topic may be found in the MariaDB Public Knowledge Base.
Information specific to MariaDB SkySQL can be found on the column_compression_zlib_strategy page in the SkySQL Documentation.