GZIP compression helps you save bandwidth efficiently by ensuring the proper compression of selected responses in outbound API traffic.
An easy and efficient way to optimize the performance of your API, GZIP compression lets you reduce the size of data packets included in your API responses. API Gateway compresses the responses as they exit the Akamai network, which contributes to improved transfer speeds and bandwidth savings. This in turn facilitates faster communication between your API and the clients.
In API Gateway you can decide either to compress all API responses, or to apply the same compression rules that you set for your origin server.