TokuDB storage engine provides new compression options for TokuDB tables.
These options are defined on per-table basis by setting ROW_FORMAT during a CREATE TABLE or ALTER TABLE. If no value is specified for ROW_FORMAT zlib compression is used by default. Currently available formats are:
- TOKUDB_ZLIB - This compression is using zlib library and provides mid-range compression with medium CPU utilization.
- TOKUDB_QUICKLZ - This compression is using quicklz library and provides light compression with low CPU utilization.
- TOKUDB_LZMA - This compression is using lzma library and provides the highest compression with high CPU utilization.
- TOKUDB_UNCOMPRESSED - This option disables the compression.
In order to create a new table with the highest compression you need to specify the TOKUDB_LZMA as the ROW_FORMAT:
mysql> CREATE TABLE `City` ( > `ID` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `Name` char(35) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', `CountryCode` char(3) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', `District` char(20) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', `Population` int(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0', PRIMARY KEY (`ID`), KEY `CountryCode` (`CountryCode`) ) ENGINE=TokuDB, ROW_FORMAT=TOKUDB_LZMA;
In order to change the compression for this table you need to change the ROW_FORMAT with ALTER TABLE command:
mysql> ALTER TABLE City ROW_FORMAT=TOKUDB_ZLIB;
When the compression format is changed it will affect only newly written data. In order to change the old data you’ll need to run OPTIMIZE TABLE on that table.
mysql> OPTIMIZE TABLE City;