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Flume, mail # dev - Custom Avro serializer

Andrew Stevenson 2013-08-12, 10:43
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Re: Custom Avro serializer
Harsh J 2013-08-28, 05:40
The Apache Avro library provides a Schema class to let you construct
your own schema at runtime:
An example can be seen in this test case of Apache Avro:

Note that a single Avro data file cannot carry more than one type of
schema, unless the schema are all part of a single union. I don't know
as much about Flume to know if you can separate events out to
different files, but it seems logical that it should have such a
feature already, and that'd probably be the solution instead of
union-ing the schemas together.

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 4:13 PM, Andrew Stevenson
> Hi,
> My  Java experience is limited so maybe you guys can help. What I would like to do is have a custom Avro serializer that generates avro from a schema supplied in the header and fields in the body. Is this possible?
> I have seen the following examples but they all have fixed schemas or determine the schemas from predefined classes
> https://github.com/brockn/avro-flume-hive-example/blob/master/src/main/java/com/cloudera/flume/serialization/FlumeEventStringBodyAvroEventSerializer.java
> https://github.com/mpercy/flume-rtq-hadoop-summit-2013/blob/master/serializer/src/main/java/com/cloudera/flume/demo/CSVAvroSerializer.java
> I would like to use flume to stream in event from my production systems, ideally each event would end up at a sink that routes it to the correct HDFS folder for querying by HIVE later. I could receive multiple events i.e. product, trades, etc.
> Regards
> Andrew Stevenson
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