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From Connor Doyle <connor....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache Avro Encoding types?
Date Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:15:30 GMT
Hi Raihan,

One strategy may be to store a cache of schemata elsewhere and then write just enough information
(version number, md5, or similar) to look up the right schema version adjacent to your avro/binary
blob column.  This would impose little overhead and still allow you to take advantage of Avro's
built-in schema resolution to read old serialized data.

> On Sep 18, 2013, at 20:03, raihan26 <jamalraihan@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks a lot Doug. So that means, If I need to store avro binary encoded data in Cassandra
column family, then the actual schema won't get stored with that? Right? I need to have the
schema through some external means whenever I am reading that binary encoded data. Right?
> Raihan Jamal
>> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Doug Cutting [via Apache Avro] <[hidden email]>
>> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM, Raihan Jamal <[hidden email]> wrote: 
>> > Suppose if I am going with Binary encoding route instead of JSON then does 
>> > the schema also gets stored in that binary encoding format always? 
>> The schema is stored in Avro data files.  Avro RPC also manages 
>> schemas for you.  But if you store Avro binary-encoded data in some 
>> other container then you may need to keep track of the schema 
>> yourself. 
>> Doug 
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