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Serializing a large objectby daverave (Scribe)
|on Sep 25, 2010 at 14:32 UTC||Need Help??|
daverave has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm using the following package, which was adapted from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3790166/, to store a large list of ranges and allow time-efficient "how-many-ranges-cover-this-given-range" queries.
After creating an object I store it using nstore for future use. This usually results in a binary file of size 500MB-2GB.
So, I wonder if I could somehow store it more compactly to save on disk space, without slowing load time too much.
I know it's a give and take - and I'm willing to pay in a longer load (retrieve) time, since my common usage would be a retrieval followed by a few million queries.
Some more details which might be relevant: the number of ranges is usually around 30k, max_length varies significantly between 20k to 15M, where most commonly it's around 3-4M.