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From Ran Tavory <ran...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: is avro production ready?
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2010 19:18:40 GMT
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:09 PM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:

> On 07/19/2010 11:43 AM, Ran Tavory wrote:
>> I'd like to use avro in several use cases:
>> 1. RPC. Both using json over HTTP and binary over TCP (will use both
>> modes). Async RPC clients/servers isn't a showstopper but could also be
>> nice
> Binary RPC over HTTP is the supported mode today.  We'd eventually like to
> standardize on a second, non-HTTP, TCP-based high-performance, async,
> secure, RPC transport.  There are some TCP-based transports implemented that
> support request-only messages and async i/o, but these are non-standard and
> might not provide a good basis for long-term interoperability.
> I'd really like to have json over HTTP as well, even if not as the core
service transport (binary over http is fine), then at least for debugging a
remote service. So it doesn't have to be performant, just work, is there
something ready? (I guess I can write a silly one myself...)

>  2. As a serialization mechanism to send messages over AMQ or save object
>> on memcached
> This should work well today.
>  3. Perhaps use for saving space in logs (rather than plain text log
>> files) and in combination with flume. I haven't thought that out yet.
> Log files are a good use of Avro today.  Avro 1.4.0 will be released soon
> and contains APIs to write MapReduce programs that process Avro data files.
>  Support for Avro in Flume is expected soon.
> Doug

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