Compress Communications

This project is part of the Minimize Costs in Cloud-Based Microservices bundle.
basic Java • basic Maven • basic Spring • basic Docker and Docker Compose
skills learned
compress traffic between different microservices • compress traffic between databases like Redis and microservices • remove the null values in the response of different microservices
Andres Sacco
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE
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In this liveProject, you’ll implement methods of compression to reduce the size of data that microservices return as a response. You’ll use the built-in compression tools of Spring Boot to set up microservices data responses in a gzip format, then explore using databases like Redis to compress data with the serializer of data offered by Spring Boot.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Andres Sacco
Andres Sacco is a Technical Lead at MercadoLibre and he has experience in different languages like Java, PHP, NodeJs. In his previous job, Andres helped to find alternative ways to optimize the transference of data between microservices, which helps to reduce the cost of infrastructure by 55%. Also, he dictated some internal courses about new technologies and he has written some articles on Medium.


This liveProject is for Java developers looking to reduce the costs of microservices architectures. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Basic Java
  • Basics of any Java IDE: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio Code
  • Basic Maven
  • Basic Spring and Spring Boot
  • Basic Docker and Docker Compose
  • Understanding the principles of REST
  • Basic knowledge of microservices

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn easy-to-implement techniques for reducing unnecessary data transfer between microservices.

  • Compress traffic between different microservices
  • Compress traffic between databases like Redis and microservices
  • Remove the null values in the response of different microservices
  • Best practices and pros/cons of compression


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