As part of our efforts to drive down the barriers to working with Parquet in the .net and Microsoft ecosystem, the Parq commandline is our first go-to tool for quickly inspecting the contents and structure of a Parquet file.
Until now, the process for running Parq was to git clone the repository, compile and run the parq project. This is quite a heavyweight proposition and requires that you have an environment capable of doing so.
In order to make this easier on net new machines with unknown builds, Elastacloud have packaged Parq for Windows 10 x64 on Chocolatey, " The package manager for Windows ".
Installing parq now is as easy as "choco install parq" and then you can just use parq InputFilePath=/path/to/file.parquet to immediately inspect the file contents.
Note that at the time of writing, Parq on Chocolatey is still in the moderation queue and may be subject to change.