Aim is to replace gzip when it comes to HTTP(S) web compression. Major browsers already support it, but only over a TLS/SSL connection. The compression speed is not so great, but brolti compressed content will be smaller than gzipped contend. Decompression with brotli however, is lightning fast...
is superior over brotli IMHO, but not support by web servers and web browsers (yet).
Brotli can also be used as a standalone compressor.
git clone https://github.com/google/brotli.git
or download the last release from https://github.com/google/brotli/releases
mkdir out && cd out
Installation NGINX + Brotli
After installation you need to activate Brotli compriossion in
# Brotli compression
Besides the new header, I don't see a significant performance improvement compared to good old gzip/deflate.