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December 12, 2023 | API performance improvements
December 12, 2023 | API performance improvements

New gzip compression reduces payload size by 30-70%

Updated over a week ago

As part of our ongoing efforts to streamline our infrastructure and enhance performance, we've introduced a new compression feature that will allow you to fetch the same volume of API data using significantly less bandwidth.

  • Faster Data Retrieval: By including a simple addition in your requests—a new HTTP header: Accept-Encoding: gzip—our infrastructure will seamlessly compress the data before delivering it to you. This means faster download times, improving your overall experience.

  • Reduced Bandwidth Usage: With this enhancement, you'll notice a remarkable reduction in transferred payload size, often between 30-70% of the original. For instance, a 3.9MB payload could be compressed down to 1.5MB, resulting in approximately 38.4% of the original size or about a 2.6x decrease in payload size.

Action Required:

Since this feature is opt-in, we encourage you to update your requests by adding the following HTTP header:

Accept-Encoding: gzip

This simple adjustment will enable our infrastructure to apply compression efficiently.

We're committed to continually enhancing our services to provide you with the best experience possible. Should you have any questions or need further assistance in implementing this update, please don't hesitate to reach out to your Verdigris Representative or email

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