Avro support in Pig will be fairly mature in 0.10.
On Mar 8, 2012, at 3:10 PM, Serge Blazhievsky
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> We started using Avro few month ago and results are great!
> Easy to use, reliable, feature rich, great integration with MapReduce
> On 3/8/12 3:07 PM, "Michal Klos" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> It seems that Avro is poised to become "the" file format, is that still
>> the case?
>> We've looked at Text, RCFile and Avro. Text is nice, but we'd really need
>> to extend it. RCFile is great for Hive, but it has been a challenge using
>> it outside of Hive. Avro has a great feature set, but is comparably (to
>> RCFile) significantly slower and larger on disk in our testing, but if it
>> has the highest rate of development, it may be the right choice.
>> If you were choosing a File Format today to build a general purpose
>> cluster (general purpose in the sense of using all the Hadoop tools, not
>> just Hive), what would you choose? (one of the choices being development
>> of a Custom format)