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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?

17 companies reportedly use Avro in their tech stacks, including Engineering, Dixa, and www.autotrader.co.uk.

100 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...
Apache Thrift
The Apache Thrift software framework, for scalable cross-language services development, combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, Erlang, Perl, Haskell, C#, Cocoa, JavaScript, Node.js, Smalltalk, OCaml and Delphi and other languages.
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.
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Avro's Followers
172 developers follow Avro to keep up with related blogs and decisions.