Gzip query response
When data is returned from DocumentDb it does not respect the Accept-Encoding header. The DocumentDb SDK actually adds the Accept-Encoding header to the request but DocumentDb ignores it and does not compress the response data. For clients like Mobile (and even API requests) this would be an incredible savings for queries.
Work for this feature is currently on our backlog and not in our current development cycle plan. We will continue to revisit this item in upcoming cycles and will update here if this item moves in plan.
Thank you for your suggestion and votes.
Jeff Johnson commented
In the meantime we are all paying the price for the wasted bandwidth, please make this a priority...