AvroConvert 2.7.0

Apache Avro serializer for .NET.

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Install-Package AvroConvert -Version 2.7.0
dotnet add package AvroConvert --version 2.7.0
<PackageReference Include="AvroConvert" Version="2.7.0" />
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paket add AvroConvert --version 2.7.0
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#r "nuget: AvroConvert, 2.7.0"
For F# scripts that support #r syntax, copy this into the source code to reference the package.

Docs

Avro format combines readability of JSON and compression of binary data serialization.

Introduction article

Apache Wiki

General information

Documentation

Benefits

The main purpose of the project was to enhance HTTP communication between microservices. Replacing JSON with Avro brought three main benefits:

  • Decreased the communication time between microservices
  • Reduced the network traffic by about 30%
  • Increased communication security - the data was not visible in plain JSON text

Article describing Avro format specification and benchmark methodology: https://xabe.net/why-avro-api-is-the-best-choice/

Conclusion: <br>
Using Avro for communication between your services significantly reduces communication time and network traffic. Additionally choosing encoding (compression algorithm) can improve the results even further.

Code samples

  • Serialization
 byte[] avroObject = AvroConvert.Serialize(object yourObject);

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  • Deserialization
CustomClass deserializedObject = AvroConvert.Deserialize<CustomClass>(byte[] avroObject);

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  • Read schema from Avro object
string schemaInJsonFormat = AvroConvert.GetSchema(byte[] avroObject)

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  • Deserialization of large collection of Avro objects one by one
using (var reader = AvroConvert.OpenDeserializer<CustomClass>(new MemoryStream(avroObject)))
{
    while (reader.HasNext())
    {
        var item = reader.ReadNext();
        // process item
    }
}

Full Documentation

Related packages

Nuget - Library containing functionalities, which enable communication between microservices via Http using Avro data format

Nuget - Library containing extensions for Confluent Kafka platform - used together with Kafka Consumer and Producer

License

The project is CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licensed.

For commercial purposes purchase AvroConvert on website - Xabe.net

Contribution

We want to improve AvroConvert as much as possible. If you have any idea, found next possible feature, optimization opportunity or better way for integration, leave a comment or pull request.

Docs

Avro format combines readability of JSON and compression of binary data serialization.

Introduction article

Apache Wiki

General information

Documentation

Benefits

The main purpose of the project was to enhance HTTP communication between microservices. Replacing JSON with Avro brought three main benefits:

  • Decreased the communication time between microservices
  • Reduced the network traffic by about 30%
  • Increased communication security - the data was not visible in plain JSON text

Article describing Avro format specification and benchmark methodology: https://xabe.net/why-avro-api-is-the-best-choice/

Conclusion: <br>
Using Avro for communication between your services significantly reduces communication time and network traffic. Additionally choosing encoding (compression algorithm) can improve the results even further.

Code samples

  • Serialization
 byte[] avroObject = AvroConvert.Serialize(object yourObject);

<br/>

  • Deserialization
CustomClass deserializedObject = AvroConvert.Deserialize<CustomClass>(byte[] avroObject);

<br/>

  • Read schema from Avro object
string schemaInJsonFormat = AvroConvert.GetSchema(byte[] avroObject)

<br/>

  • Deserialization of large collection of Avro objects one by one
using (var reader = AvroConvert.OpenDeserializer<CustomClass>(new MemoryStream(avroObject)))
{
    while (reader.HasNext())
    {
        var item = reader.ReadNext();
        // process item
    }
}

Full Documentation

Related packages

Nuget - Library containing functionalities, which enable communication between microservices via Http using Avro data format

Nuget - Library containing extensions for Confluent Kafka platform - used together with Kafka Consumer and Producer

License

The project is CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licensed.

For commercial purposes purchase AvroConvert on website - Xabe.net

Contribution

We want to improve AvroConvert as much as possible. If you have any idea, found next possible feature, optimization opportunity or better way for integration, leave a comment or pull request.

NuGet packages (3)

Showing the top 3 NuGet packages that depend on AvroConvert:

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SolTechnology.Avro.Http
Library containing functionalities, which enable communication between microservices using Avro data format
SolTechnology.Avro.Kafka
Library containing extensions for Confluent Kafka platform
SlimMessageBus.Host.Serialization.AvroConvert
Extension to SlimMessageBus that provides Avro serialization based on the AvroConvert library

GitHub repositories

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.7.1 235 2/5/2021
2.7.0 10,452 12/18/2020
2.6.3 2,188 10/25/2020
2.6.2 109 10/23/2020
2.6.1 1,966 7/25/2020
2.6.0 178 7/22/2020
2.5.1 962 6/11/2020
2.5.0 489 5/15/2020
2.4.1 961 4/14/2020
2.4.0 461 3/25/2020
2.3.0 378 3/19/2020
2.2.2 594 2/7/2020
2.2.1 189 2/7/2020
2.2.0 242 1/27/2020
2.1.0 176 1/16/2020
2.0.0 171 1/4/2020
1.8.1 455 12/9/2019
1.8.0 920 8/30/2019
1.7.0 224 8/22/2019
1.6.0 262 7/22/2019
1.5.1 288 7/14/2019
1.5.0 284 7/11/2019
1.4.0 238 6/17/2019
1.3.0 275 6/4/2019
1.2.0 261 6/3/2019
1.1.0 250 5/28/2019
1.0.1 272 5/21/2019
1.0.0 461 4/24/2019
0.8.0 415 5/1/2019
0.7.0 497 4/22/2019
0.6.3 431 4/19/2019
0.6.2 445 4/19/2019
0.6.1 429 4/19/2019
0.6.0 435 4/19/2019
0.5.0 461 4/18/2019
0.3.0 572 4/11/2019
0.2.1 436 4/11/2019
0.2.0 438 4/11/2019
0.1.0 455 4/10/2019