Valentin Haenel: Blosc





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.


Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on May 29, 2015

Blosc is a fast metacodec with two main features: the shuffle filter and threading. The shuffle filter, which is implemented using SSE2 instructions, allows reordering bytes to reduce the complexity of certain datasets. Threading, on the other hand, allows parallelization of existing codecs, hence the term *metacodec*. Blosc was originally conceived to mitigate the problem of starving CPUs which results from the ever growing divide between clock speed and memory latency. Recently, it has become increasingly useful for other scenarios too, for example, out-of-core approaches and compressed in-memory storage. Blosc has a small codebase and is implemented in C. Additionally, several pieces of interesting software, largely written in Python, have emerged that make use of Blosc, showcasing it's potential and exploring the new use-cases. Bcolz, for example, is a compressed in-memory and out-of-core container for numerical data. This talk is about Blosc and it's Python friends.

Valentin Haenel

Comments are disabled for this video.
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...