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.