Sequence Compression Benchmark

Welcome! We benchmark compressors on DNA, RNA and protein sequences. Currently we use 25 test datasets, and 438 settings of 46 compressors. Please use the Quick Selector, Examples, or jump to Custom Comparison.
Quick Selector
Test data
GenomesOther datasetsAlignments
Tinyunder 10 MB
Small10 to 100 MB
Medium100 MB to 1 GB
Largeover 1 GB
DNARNAProteinDNA
Column chart
Scatterplot
Custom Comparison

Step 1. Select test data

Genomes (less repetitive) Other datasets (more repetitive)
Aggregate results from multiple datasets using:
sum average

Step 2. Select compressors to compare

Compare:
Sequence compressors
General-purpose compressors
Copy (no compression)
Wrappers
Include compressors
Include compressors
Use results from tests
Only best setting(s) in terms of
Sort by
Reverse sort order
Show only top entries
Link speed: Mbit/s (for estimating transfer time)
Show all values relative to

Select
individual
compressors:
Select
individual
compressor
settings:

Step 3. Configure output

Table

Column chart

Scatterplot

Columns to show:








Value to plot:
Scale:linearlogarithmic
Chart size: x pixels
Highlight sequence vs general compressors
X axis:
Fixed range: ..
linearlogarithmic
Y axis:
Fixed range: ..
linearlogarithmic