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From "Steve Roehrs" <Steve.Roe...@rlmgroup.com.au>
Subject RE: State of the C++ vs Java implementations
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:25:22 GMT
Hi John


You can definitely read and write Avro data files using C++.  The
DataFileWriter and DataFileReader classes are what you need.


The README is severely out of date.


I can't comment on the relative performance of the Java/C++ API's - we
used the C++ API for our application, but for performance reasons we
don't use the GenericDatum class, as it does have poor performance for
our particular mix of data.  I don't know if the Java API fares any
better in this regard.




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From: John Lilley [mailto:john.lilley@redpoint.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 6:28 AM
To: user@avro.apache.org
Subject: State of the C++ vs Java implementations




I am desiring to read and write Avro files (such as those manipulated by
MapReduce applications) from a C++ program.  While there are
higher-level wrappers (such as Hive), I am interested in reading/writing
the files directly.  There are both C++ and Java library
implementations; however, in the C++ API README I see "And the file and
rpc containers are not yet implemented."  Does this mean that I can't
read and write Avro files using the C++ library?


We have very good C++/JNI wrapper-generator, so using the Java is not
terribly difficult.  Given that, which interface would you recommend?
Does the C++ interface (assuming it works) have significant performance




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