As others have noted, the data format has not changed and should be compatible.
The performance difference you note is curious. I wonder if this
could be related to the following issue?
You could try the 1.7.6 release candidate to test this:
The 1.7.6-rc0 Maven staging repository is at:
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Jun Rao <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> We are on Avro 1.4.0 and plan to upgrade to Avro 1.7.5. Is the binary
> encoding 100% compatible btw the 2 versions? Also, I did some perf testing
> and it seems that on average, 1.7.5 is about 6% faster on encoding and 20%
> slower on decoding compared with 1.4.0. Is the degradation on decoding
> performance expected (though the absolute decoding time is much smaller,
> typically 1/3 of the encoding time)? Finally, are there enough critical bug
> fixes/improvements to motivate such an upgrade?