JVM since1.0.0 Native since1.0.0

Serialize and deserialize messages using Apache Avro binary data format.

What’s inside

Please refer to the above link for usage and configuration details.

Maven coordinates

Or add the coordinates to your existing project:


Check the User guide for more information about writing Camel Quarkus applications.

Additional Camel Quarkus configuration

Beyond standard usages known from vanilla Camel, Camel Quarkus adds the possibility to parse the Avro schema at build time both in JVM and Native mode via the @BuildTimeAvroDataFormat annotation.

For instance below, in the first step the user.avsc schema resource is parsed at build time. In the second step, an AvroDataFormat instance using the previously parsed schema is injected in the buildTimeAvroDataFormat field at runtime. At the end of the day, the injected data format is used from the configure() method in order to marshal an incoming message.

AvroDataFormat buildTimeAvroDataFormat;

public void configure() {

Since Camel Quarkus 2.0.0, @BuildTimeAvroDataFormat is deprecated. The build time class generation approach from quarkus-avro is preferred. As such, it is advised to store *.avsc files in a folder named 'avro' to have @AvroGenerated class created at build-time by quarkus-avro.

Please see a running configuration at work in the Camel Quarkus Avro integration tests. There is also a quarkus-avro integration test here.