Formats
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Formats #

Flink provides a set of table formats that can be used with table connectors. A table format is a storage format defines how to map binary data onto table columns.

Flink supports the following formats:

Formats Supported Connectors
CSV Apache Kafka, Upsert Kafka, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, Filesystem
JSON Apache Kafka, Upsert Kafka, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, Filesystem, Elasticsearch
Apache Avro Apache Kafka, Upsert Kafka, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, Filesystem
Confluent Avro Apache Kafka, Upsert Kafka
Debezium CDC Apache Kafka, Filesystem
Canal CDC Apache Kafka, Filesystem
Maxwell CDC Apache Kafka, Filesystem
Apache Parquet Filesystem
Apache ORC Filesystem
Raw Apache Kafka, Upsert Kafka, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, Filesystem