Snappy is widely used inside Google, for renowned tools like BigTable, MapReduce and internal RPC systems.
Snappy's main focus is on speed, and not on cross-compatibility.
Usage instructions and benchmarks for comparing Snappy to other tools are available in the download package.
Besides the native C++ library, there are bindings available to other programming languages like:
Java (1, 2)
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Make ./snappy_unittest pass without "srcdir" being defined.
· Previously, snappy_unittests would read from an absolute path /testdata/..; convert it to use a relative path instead.