Convert Arrow to JSON
Convert Arrow to JSON in seconds with this free online Arrow to JSON converter
Apache Arrow (.arrow) is a format that was designed for storing tabular data in memory (RAM). It was not designed for storing data as files on disk.
Arrow enforces a schema. Which means that every value in a column must have the same value.
Arrow was designed to work well between different data analysis systems without needing to be serialised or deserialized.
Arrow is a binary data format, which means that it can be easily read by computers. But it cannot be read by people. The easiest way to view arrow data is to convert it to CSV first.
It can be best to convert Arrow data to Parquet before saving to disk. Arrow was not designed for storing data to disk, so can be inefficient and slow to query.
JSON files do not have a schema or required columns. Each row can have different field names and types. This can
make JSON files difficult to analyze.
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How to Convert Arrow to JSON
- Select your input Arrow file
- Your Arrow file will be converted to JSON
- Download your JSON file
- Click the View button to view your file
How to Convert Arrow to JSON in Python
We can convert Arrow to JSON in Python using Pandas or DuckDB
How to Convert Arrow to JSON using Pandas
First, we need to install pandas
pip install pandas
Then we can load the Arrow file into a dataframe
df = pd.read_feather('path/to/file.arrow')
Finally, we can export the dataframe to the JSON format
How to Convert Arrow to JSON using DuckDB
First, we need to install duckdb for Python
pip install duckdb
The following DuckDB query will read a Arrow file and output a JSON file
duckdb.sql("""COPY (select * from 'path/to/file.arrow') TO 'path/to/file.json' (FORMAT 'json')""")