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From stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: Avro for WAL serialization format?
Date Wed, 16 Dec 2009 04:32:56 GMT
What do you see as advantage Jeff?  I suppose it'd be more compact that
current Writable-based serialization.   Current HBase WAL is a SequenceFile.
 We'd have to move away from that?
Thanks,
St.Ack


On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Jeff Hammerbacher <hammer@cloudera.com>wrote:

> Hey,
>
> Inspired by Drizzle's use of Protobufs for their transaction log format
> (e.g.
>
> http://jpipes.com/index.php?/archives/299-Drizzle-Replication-The-Transaction-Log.html
> ):
> how crazy would it be to try out Avro's binary format for the HBase WAL?
>
> Thanks,
> Jeff
>

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