Lizard: Yet Another Compression Algorithm Joins The Party
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 10 November 2017 at 05:47 AM EST. 7 Comments
Lizard was previously developed as LZ5 and is a lossless compression algorithm that yields a compression ratio similar to zip/zlib/Zstd/Brotli but at very fast decompression speeds.

Lizard aims to offer decompression speeds of over 1000 MB/s and offers four modes of compression. These modes include fastLZ4, LIZv1, fastLZ4 + Huffman, and LIZv1 + Huffman. Yes, Lizard/LZ5 started off based on the LZ4 library. The code is under the BSD license.

The benchmark results are interested as outlined at GitHub. Thanks to Phoronix reader Mark for pointing out this effort.
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