What's new in ZSON v1.1?

ZSON v1.1 was released recently. Changes since v1.0:

  • Bugfix: the zson_dict table used to be excluded from backups created via pg_dump utility (see a0d4201e and e176165b). Reported by Pavel Luzanov;
  • Bugfix: make installcheck used to fail on MacOS (see b3a70915). Reported by Oleg Bartunov;
  • Grammar corrections in the documentation (see ceb9d5ee and 13cd5a69). Maria Popova;
  • And various minor changes;

The following people contributed to this release one way or another (in random order): Peder Rindal Refsnes, Maria Popova, Oleg Bartunov, Maxim Milyutin, Dmitriy Olshevskiy, madisonleavo, Vyacheslav Semushin, Sergey Bronnikov, Marco Craveiro, Madis Lõhmus, Pavel Luzanov.

ZSON is a PostgreSQL extension for transparent JSONB compression. The compression is based on the common dictionary of strings that are frequently used in JSONB documents of the specific database. In some cases ZSON can significantly reduce the database size and improve the overall performance. For more details see this benchmark. ZSON is an open source software distributed under the MIT license.