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How to send gzipped requests with boto3

I recently needed to send a big payload to CloudWatch and I managed to increase my chances of staying within the AWS payload size limit by using gzip encoding on the request body with boto3. Unfortunately, with boto3, gzip encoding is not enabled by default and it can’t be turned on with some simple boolean flag. To make things worse, as of today, there isn’t a great body of documentation or examples available on how to achieve this. Or maybe I am just terrible at googling… I had to go down the rabbit hole…

Luciano Mammino's Profile pictureLuciano Mammino#python, #aws22 June, 202113 min

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