Facebook recently announced new open source tools named MyRocks and ZStandard at Facebook’s @Scale Conference 2016. While MyRocks is a database engine that leverages all features of MySQL on the top of RocksDB database, ZStandard is a compression algorithm that Facebook thinks can outperform current industry norms.

Many major biggies of the technology industry are slowly open sourcing their products and Facebook is no different. In May, they open-sourced CTF (Capture The Flag) hacking game platform. The Facebook CTF is a platform to host hacking challenges in Jeopardy and “King of the Hill” style Capture the Flag competitions.Many major biggies of the technology industry are slowly open sourcing their products and Facebook is no different. In May, they open-sourced CTF (Capture The Flag) hacking game platform. The Facebook CTF is a platform to host hacking challenges in Jeopardy and “King of the Hill” style Capture the Flag competitions.

ZStandard

Another “thrilled to announce” open source project from Facebook is the data compression algorithm known as ZStandard. Facebook’s ZStandard 1.0 algorithm, available as a library and cmd tool, outperforms the compression abilities of the current industry standard algorithms by achieving higher compression ratios at twice compression speeds.

Source: Facebook

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