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From "Russell Jurney (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (PIG-3111) ToAvro to convert any Pig record to an Avro bytearray
Date Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:17:12 GMT

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Russell Jurney commented on PIG-3111:
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Waiting on commit of the avro rewrite.
                
> ToAvro to convert any Pig record to an Avro bytearray
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-3111
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-3111
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: data, internal-udfs
>    Affects Versions: 0.12
>            Reporter: Russell Jurney
>            Assignee: Russell Jurney
>             Fix For: 0.12
>
>
> I want to create a ToAvro() builtin that converts arbitrary pig fields, including complex
types (bags, tuples, maps) to avro format as bytearrays.
> This would enable storing Avro records in arbitrary data stores, for example HBaseAvroStorage
in PIG-2889
> See PIG-2641 for ToJson
> This points to a greater need for customizable/pluggable serialization that plugin to
storefuncs and do serialization independently. For example, we might do these operations:
> a = load 'my_data' as (some_schema);
> b = foreach a generate ToJson(*);
> c = foreach a generate ToAvro(*);
> store b into 'hbase://JsonValueTable' using HBaseStorage(...);
> store c into 'hbase://AvroValueTable' using HBaseStorage(...);
> I'll make a ticket for pluggable serialization separately.

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