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Supported Serialization Formats for Aerospike Kafka Source (Outbound) Connector

The Aerospike Kafka Source (Outbound) Connector consumes the Aerospike records that are sent to it by Aerospike's change-notification system. The connector then transforms the records to one of these formats, and the records are consumed by downstream Kafka applications.

The following message serialization formats are currently supported:

  • Avro: Avro standard format
  • Kafka Avro: An Avro format specifically for sending messages to Apache Kafka
  • Flat JSON: A simple JSON format which does not include type information for fields
  • JSON: A more complex JSON format which allows metadata, such as type information for fields
  • MessagePack: Standard, binary, MessagePack format
  • Custom Format: Format with custom user code.