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From "Pete Wyckoff (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3315) New binary file format
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2008 04:09:44 GMT

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Pete Wyckoff commented on HADOOP-3315:
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They do have varints and are under the apache license.  I don't know how they compare compression
wise:
http://code.google.com/apis/protocolbuffers/docs/encoding.html#varints

I would of course prefer to recommend thrift, but they don't yet have variable sized ints.

> 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: Amir Youssefi
>         Attachments: HADOOP-3315_TFILE_PREVIEW.patch, HADOOP-3315_TFILE_PREVIEW_WITH_LZO_TESTS.patch,
TFile Specification Final.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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