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From "Robert Metzger (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FLINK-6022) Don't serialise Schema when serialising Avro GenericRecord
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:31:00 GMT

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Robert Metzger commented on FLINK-6022:

This whole JIRA is only about the case when people are using a DataStream<GenericRecord>.

I agree its not a good idea, but people are doing it. As stated in the JIRA description, the
schema of all records in a stream need to be the same for this to work.
I believe we should keep this JIRA open, because the problem has not been addressed.

> Don't serialise Schema when serialising Avro GenericRecord
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: FLINK-6022
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-6022
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Type Serialization System
>            Reporter: Robert Metzger
>            Assignee: Stephan Ewen
>             Fix For: 1.5.0
> Currently, Flink is serializing the schema for each Avro GenericRecord in the stream.
> This leads to a lot of overhead over the wire/disk + high serialization costs.
> Therefore, I'm proposing to improve the support for GenericRecord in Flink by shipping
the schema to each serializer  through the AvroTypeInformation.
> Then, we can only support GenericRecords with the same type per stream, but the performance
will be much better.

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