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?
16 companies reportedly use Avro in their tech stacks, including Engineering, Dixa, and Liferay.
90 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Avro.
Python, PHP, Java, C#, and Ruby are some of the popular tools that integrate with Avro. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Avro.
- Schema Evolution
- Code Generation
- Untagged Data
- Language Support
Avro Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Avro?
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Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler.
gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...
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.