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From "Daniel Russel (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1414) Compression with C++ DataFile
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:59:07 GMT

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Daniel Russel commented on AVRO-1414:

Thanks for the github hint, I couldn't find how to do that :-)

> Compression with C++ DataFile
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: AVRO-1414
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1414
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: c++
>            Reporter: Daniel Russel
>         Attachments: AVRO-1414.patch, patch
> There is no way to use compression with the C++ DataFileReader and C++ DataFileWriter,
from what I can tell. Adding compression of the written blocks using boost streams is relatively
straight forward and I can provide a patch if people are interested. 
> However, there are a couple caveats:
> - the windows builds of boost don't currently include zlib support (required for compression)
by default. You have to do extra work to get it.
> - I don't know if doing it that way is compatible with other avro implementations

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