Alternatives to Avro for all platforms with Free License

  • Apache Thrift

    An interface definition language and communication protocol for creating cross-language services.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • MessagePack

    MessagePack is an efficient binary serialization specification that lets you exchange data among multiple languages like JSON but quicker and with a lower overhead.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Ice

    The Internet Communications Engine (Ice) is a modern distributed computing platform with support for C++, .NET, Java, Python, Objective-C, Ruby, PHP, and JavaScript. ...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • The Melange Language Workbench

    Melange is a language workbench that provides a modular approach for customizing, assembling and integrating multiple domain-specific language (DSL) specifications and...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Protocol Buffers

    Protocol buffers are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data – think XML, but smaller, faster, and simpler....

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Android BSD

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