As Avro continues to mature, having a SerDe to allow HiveQL queries over Avro data seems like a solid win.
Add AvroInputFormat and AvroOutputFormat so that hadoop can use Avro Serialization
hadoop mapreduce support for avro data
Modify clean target to remove ~/.ivy2/local/org.apache.hive ~/.ivy2/cache/org.apache.hive
Add load/store function AvroStorage for avro data
AVRO Serde Units do not exersize loading schema from HDFS/URL
Provide backward compatibility for AvroSerDe properties
Integrate Trevni as another columnar oriented file format