Storage size of FileDocument and Base64 converted

Hi Mendix community, Is anyone familiar with the difference (if any) of storage space required for a FileDocument that’s stored directly or converted to a Base64 string? Just out of curiousity! Thanks, Tijmen Verwoert
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Hi Tijmen,

I came across this the other day and found a number of articles on it, this one explains it best:

It’s not Mendix specific, but the idea is probably the same. As for practical usage, base64 strings in your DB use DB space and processing instead of disk space / regular cpu processing, which may be more scarce depending on your Mendix plan.

Hope this is enough info for you!

Regards, Thijs.