Using parallel gzip (pigz) instead of regular gzip in Orthanc?

I saw some discussions about slow compression speed in Orthanc. I was wondering whether using a parallel implemented version of gzip (pigz) will help the compress speed? pigz is a drop replacement of gzip and can utilize multi-core architecture, which is equipped in all modern servers, to speed up the process. One can find it at


Thanks for this suggestion. You can easily implement a plugin that would replace the default storage area of Orthanc with one that would use pigz instead of gzip.

Have a look at the “OrthancPluginRegisterStorageArea()” of the plugin SDK: