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From Jeff Hammerbacher <ham...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Feature for Date/Time Data Types in Avro?
Date Tue, 18 Jan 2011 05:05:14 GMT
Hey Ron,

Sounds like a good discussion to have. Could you open a JIRA?

Thanks,
Jeff

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:54 PM, Ron Bodkin
<rbodkin@thinkbiganalytics.com>wrote:

> Has anyone discussed the possibility of having built-in support for a
> date/time stamp data type in Avro? I think it'd be helpful, since dates and
> timestamps are often used as keys in processing map/reduce data (and in RPC
> systems). It's unpleasant to have to write code that converts longs or
> strings into dates or timestamps. Minimally, it would be useful to allow
> generating date/time stamps from long timestamps in the client APIs various
> language code and to have support for working with Dates in the Java
> reflection API.
>
> I'd like to get feedback from others if they'd also like to see support for
> date/time data types in Avro. It seems like a generally useful feature that
> would be worth adding with a patch.
>
> Thanks,
> Ron
>
> Ron Bodkin
> CEO
> Think Big Analytics
> m: +1 (415) 509-2895
>
>
>

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