Welcome to the Apache Avro Wiki

This Wiki provides unofficial information about Apache Avro.

The official Avro website is at http://avro.apache.org/.


Avro is a data serialization system.

Avro provides:

  • Rich data structures.
  • A compact, fast, binary data format.
  • A container file, to store persistent data.
  • Remote procedure call (RPC).
  • Simple integration with dynamic languages. Code generation is not required to read or write data files nor to use or implement RPC protocols. Code generation as an optional optimization, only worth implementing for statically typed languages.

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