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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?

18 companies reportedly use Avro in their tech stacks, including Engineering, Dixa, and Liferay.

115 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Avro.

Avro Integrations

Python, Java, PHP, C#, and Ruby are some of the popular tools that integrate with Avro. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Avro.

Avro's Features

  • Schema Evolution
  • Code Generation
  • Untagged Data
  • Language Support

Avro Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Avro?
JavaScript Object Notation is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language.
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...
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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Avro's Followers
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