What is Avro?
It is a row-oriented remote procedure call and data serialization framework developed within Apache's Hadoop project. It uses JSON for defining data types and protocols, and serializes data in a compact binary format.
Avro is a tool in the Serialization Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Who uses Avro?
11 companies reportedly use Avro in their tech stacks, including Liferay, BetterCloud, and LendUp.
40 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Avro.
Why developers like Avro?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Avro
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Avro Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Avro?
Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.
It is an efficient binary serialization format. It lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON. But it's faster and smaller. Small integers are encoded into a single byte, and typical short strings require only one extra byte in addition to the strings themselves.