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Avro >> mail # dev >> We need a "boilerplate" copy for our project

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Re: We need a "boilerplate" copy for our project
I was going to send that originally but I was concerned the bullet
formatting might not survive.  I was also hoping we could list some
happy customers.  I'll just send this for now.


On 4/29/10 5:27 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:
> From:
> http://hadoop.apache.org/avro/docs/current/api/java/overview-summary.html
> 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.
> Doug
> Matt Massie wrote:
>> I need a 150 word description of the Avro project as part of us becoming
>> a TLP.  If I don't hear from anyone, I'll just go ahead and write one
>> myself.  I wanted to check if anyone already had something more than we
>> put on our docs page.
>> Also, what high-profile users can we publicly talk about?
>> Thanks
>> -Matt
>> Here is an example from Cassandra:
>> About Apache Cassandra
>> Apache Cassandra is an advanced, second-generation "NoSQL" distributed
>> data store that has a shared-nothing architecture. The Cassandra
>> decentralized model provides massive scalability, and is highly
>> available with no single point of failure even under the worst
>> scenarios. Originally developed at Facebook and submitted to the ASF
>> Incubator in 2009, Cassandra graduated as a Top-Level Apache Project in
>> February 2010, added more than a half-dozen new committers, and is
>> deployed by dozens of high-profile users such as Cisco WebEx, Cloudkick,
>> Digg, Facebook, Rackspace, Reddit, and Twitter, among others.