Other Formats

Apache Avro

A compact and fast binary data format.


Short for Binary JSON. A binary data format mainly for MongoDB

Cap’n Proto

A fast data interchange format.

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A superset of JSON by including strings with multiple lines and character escapes, hexadecimal numbers, comments etc.

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Short for Human-Optimized Config Object Notation. A JSON superset with comments, multi-line strings etc.


An efficient binary serialization format supported by Redis scripting.


Short for Simple Declarative Language. Textually represent data in a XML-like structure.

XDR (RFC 4506)

Short for External Data Representation Standard. Useful for transferring data between different computer architectures.