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From "Pete Wyckoff (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3315) New binary file format
Date Thu, 29 May 2008 01:00:50 GMT

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Pete Wyckoff commented on HADOOP-3315:
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It would be really nice if TFiles (and SequenceFiles) were accessible by non-Java programs
- e.g., pipes or Python over fuse. If the header/metadata were versioned Jute or Thrift records,
it would make it much easier to implement bindings for other languages - esp Thrift since
it's in like 50 langauges.

pete


> New binary file format
> ----------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3315
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3315
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: io
>            Reporter: Owen O'Malley
>            Assignee: Srikanth Kakani
>         Attachments: Tfile-1.pdf, TFile-2.pdf
>
>
> SequenceFile's block compression format is too complex and requires 4 codecs to compress
or decompress. It would be good to have a file format that only needs 

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