I’ve just tried enabling gzip compression (as per this) on the Python influxdbclient package and it seems to cause an overhead on the server.
client = InfluxDBClient(url=influx_client_url, token=influx_client_token, org=influx_client_org, verify_ssl=False, enable_gzip=True)
There wasn’t a noticeable increase in processor or memory but once enabled Grafana dashboard queries seem to freeze or take a long time to complete.
Is there much of an overhead added when this option is enabled? Obviously the impact of this will depend on the underlying infrastructure…