GZip Deflater

Since Camel 2.0

The GZip Deflater Data Format is a message compression and de-compression format. It uses the same deflate algorithm that is used in the Zip data format, although some additional headers are provided. This format is produced by popular gzip/gunzip tool. Messages marshalled using GZip compression can be unmarshalled using GZip 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 or when you read messages previously comressed using gzip tool.

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


The GZip Deflater dataformat has no options.


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



In this example we unmarshal a gzipped payload from an ActiveMQ queue called MY_QUEUE to its original format, and forward it for processing to the UnGZippedMessageProcessor.

from("activemq:queue:MY_QUEUE").unmarshal().gzipDeflater().process(new UnGZippedMessageProcessor());


This data format is provided in camel-core so no additional dependencies is needed.

Spring Boot Auto-Configuration

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

  <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->

The component supports 3 options, which are listed below.

Name Description Default Type


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



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




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