On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:24 AM, Vladimir Sitnikov <
sitnikov.vladi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Technically speaking, Thrift is "language-independent"
> serialization-deserialization format with clean approach to backward
> compatibility.
> I think Thrift (or something like that) can be useful, as it can generate
> serializers/deserializers for lots of languages.
> PostgreSQL's "binary" format is tied to the PostgreSQL and it has to be
> reimplemented for each and every client language.
> "text" format is non-trivial as well (e.g. it is hard to get quoting right
> for structs, and text is server-locale-dependent)
> Vladimir

​​Thanks. I've been helping a coworker with an older parquet writer and
​the URL for the hive metastore uses a thrift:// scheme. That is why I
thought it is a communications protocol.​

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