In Apache Gora, an upgradation of Avro dependency is in discussion.
Currently avro-1.3.3 is being used.
These are some proposed data stores that are been planned to be supported
along with their avro dependencies:
HBase 0.94.8 : avro-1.5.3
Oracle Nosql : avro-1.6.3
Voldemort : avro-1.4.0
Would upgrading to avro 1.6.3 work out well ?