Articles by Ryan Blue


Kite Adds JSON Support

Kite’s CSV format support is one of its most popular features. It provides a quick way to get CSV data into a recommended format (Avro or Parquet), without writing an Avro schema by hand or deal directly with file layout. In the recent 0.18.0 release, Kite adds the same level of support for JSON. Kite…

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Parquet row group size

Lately, we’ve had a lot of people asking about the configuration settings available when you store data in Parquet format. This is a great question and I want to go over a few of the basics about the format to answer it. Row groups Even though Parquet is a column-oriented format, the largest sections of data…