Zip Deflate Compression

Since Camel 2.12

The Zip Deflater Data Format is a message compression and de-compression format. Messages marshalled using Zip compression can be unmarshalled using Zip decompression just prior to being consumed at the endpoint. The compression capability is quite useful when you deal with large XML and Text based payloads. It facilitates more optimal use of network bandwidth while incurring a small cost in order to compress and decompress payloads at the endpoint.

This dataformat is not for working with zip files such as uncompressing and building zip files. Instead use the zipfile dataformat.

Options

The Zip Deflate Compression dataformat supports 1 options, which are listed below.

Name Default Java Type Description

compressionLevel

Integer

To specify a specific compression between 0-9. -1 is default compression, 0 is no compression, and 9 is best compression.

Marshal

In this example we marshal a regular text/XML payload to a compressed payload employing zip compression Deflater.BEST_COMPRESSION and send it an ActiveMQ queue called MY_QUEUE.

from("direct:start").marshal().zipDeflater(Deflater.BEST_COMPRESSION).to("activemq:queue:MY_QUEUE");

Alternatively if you would like to use the default setting you could send it as

from("direct:start").marshal().zipDeflater().to("activemq:queue:MY_QUEUE");

Unmarshal

In this example we unmarshal a zipped payload from an ActiveMQ queue called MY_QUEUE to its original format, and forward it for processing to the UnZippedMessageProcessor. Note that the compression Level employed during the marshalling should be identical to the one employed during unmarshalling to avoid errors.

from("activemq:queue:MY_QUEUE").unmarshal().zipDeflater().process(new UnZippedMessageProcessor());

Dependencies

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-zip-deflater</artifactId>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
    <version>x.x.x</version>
</dependency>

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

When using zipdeflater with Spring Boot make sure to use the following Maven dependency to have support for auto configuration:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.apache.camel.springboot</groupId>
  <artifactId>camel-zip-deflater-starter</artifactId>
  <version>x.x.x</version>
  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

The component supports 3 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type

camel.dataformat.gzipdeflater.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the gzipdeflater data format. This is enabled by default.

Boolean

camel.dataformat.zipdeflater.compression-level

To specify a specific compression between 0-9. -1 is default compression, 0 is no compression, and 9 is best compression.

-1

Integer

camel.dataformat.zipdeflater.enabled

Whether to enable auto configuration of the zipdeflater data format. This is enabled by default.

Boolean