Thanks to you all. This answers my question.


On Nov 9, 2:28 am, Kenton Varda <> wrote:
> Protobuf does not do compression (though you can, of course, apply
> compression on top of protobufs).
> If you are just looking to transmit a large blob of bytes with no structure,
> then protobufs won't help you.
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 8:45 AM, sansun08 <>wrote:
> > I have written a client server application in java. The client
> > application upload's huge files to the server via http. Will protobuf
> > be helpful in improving the speed of uploads. To be more precise, does
> > it compress binary data(A class containing a byte array of size 256k
> > and few more sting fields. Will this be a good candidate for protobuf
> > serialization.). Based on the documents, I do see that protobuf does
> > encoding, but I also get an impression that it is efficient only in
> > the case of object serialization of complex class structures. Is my
> > understanding right?

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