Wire VS Apache Parquet

Compare Wire vs Apache Parquet and see what are their differences.


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Wire Apache Parquet
1 4
3,823 1,652
1.3% 3.9%
9.3 7.1
9 days ago 7 days ago
Kotlin Java
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Wire. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-01.

Apache Parquet

Posts with mentions or reviews of Apache Parquet. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-11.
  • How-to-Guide: Contributing to Open Source
    19 projects | reddit.com/r/dataengineering | 11 Jun 2022
    Apache Parquet
  • parquet-tools
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 23 Jan 2022
    This go implementation, other than common advantages from go itself (small single executable, support multiple platforms, speed, etc.), has some neat features compare with Java parquet tool and Python one like:
  • Writing Apache Parquet Files
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/androiddev | 30 May 2021
    Hi, I've been trying to write parquet files on android for the past couple of days, and have really been struggling to find a solution. My original hypothesis was to just use the java parquet implementation (https://github.com/apache/parquet-mr), but I've since realized that not all java libraries play well with Android. I've gone through essentially dependency hell trying to franken-fit the library into my project, and imported as much as i could before hitting walls such as this one (https://github.com/mockito/mockito/issues/841).
  • pqrs: A parquet-tools replacement in Rust using Apache Arrow
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/dataengineering | 18 Feb 2021
    Like many of you probably do, I tend to work with Parquet files a lot. parquet-tools has been my tool of choice for inspecting parquet files, but that has been deprecated recently. So, I created a replacement for it using Rust and Apache Arrow.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Wire and Apache Parquet you can also consider the following projects:

Protobuf - Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format

Apache Avro - Apache Avro is a data serialization system.

Apache Thrift - Apache Thrift

Apache Orc - Apache ORC - the smallest, fastest columnar storage for Hadoop workloads

Big Queue - A big, fast and persistent queue based on memory mapped file.

tape - A lightning fast, transactional, file-based FIFO for Android and Java.

JustWeTools - Some useful tools


AndroidBillingLibrary - Android Market In-app Billing Library

redux - Predictable state container for JavaScript apps