• Suharjito Suharjito Computer Science, Binus Graduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Adrianus B. Kurnadi Computer Science, Binus Graduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia




OLTP database, performance, file-systems layer compression


Database for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) application is used by almost every corporations that has adopted computerisation to support their operational day to day business. Compression in the storage or file-systems layer has not been widely adopted for OLTP database because of the concern that it might decrease database performance. OLTP compression in the database layer is available commercially but it has a significant licence cost that reduces the cost saving of compression. In this research, transparent file-system compression with LZ4, LZJB and ZLE algorithm have been tested to improve performance of OLTP application. Using Swing-bench as the benchmark tool and Oracle database 12c, The result indicated that on OLTP workload, LZJB was the most optimal compression algorithm with performance improvement up to 49% and consistent reduction of maximum response time and CPU utilisation overhead, while LZ4 was the compression with the highest compression ratio and ZLE was the compression with the lowest CPU utilisation overhead. In terms of compression ratio, LZ4 can deliver the highest compression ratio which is 5.32, followed by LZJB, 4.92; and ZLE, 1.76. Furthermore, it is found that there is indeed a risk of reduced performance and/or an increase of maximum response time.

Author Biographies

  • Suharjito Suharjito, Computer Science, Binus Graduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Suharjito is the Head of Information Technology Department in Binus Graduate Program of Binus University. He received under graduated degree in mathematics from The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science in Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1994. He received master degree in information technology engineering from Sepuluh November Institute of Technology, Surabaya, Indonesia in 2000. He received the PhD degree in system engineering from the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Bogor, Indonesia in 2011. His research interests are intelligent system, Fuzzy system, image processing and software engineering.

  • Adrianus B. Kurnadi, Computer Science, Binus Graduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Adrianus B. Kurnadi was born at Jakarta on  October 31st 1970. Adrianus graduated as Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Trisakti University, Jakarta in 1994. Currently pursuing a master degree in Informatics Engineering at Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia. He is currently working at PT Oracle Indonesia as an IT architect.


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How to Cite

OLTP PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING FILE-SYSTEMS LAYER COMPRESSION. (2017). Jurnal Teknologi, 79(4). https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v79.8883