Working with Apache Avro files in Amazon S3

Working with binary-encoded Apache Avro files and Avro schemas using Apache Avro Tools

Gary A. Stafford
7 min readOct 11, 2021

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Introduction

Amazon S3 Select, a feature of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), has been generally available since April 2018. According to documentation, “with Amazon S3 Select, you can use simple structured query language (SQL) statements to filter the contents of an Amazon S3 object and retrieve just the subset of data that you need. By using Amazon S3 Select to filter…

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Gary A. Stafford

Area Principal Solutions Architect @ AWS | 10x AWS Certified Pro | Polyglot Developer | DataOps | GenAI | Technology consultant, writer, and speaker