http://hortonworks.com/blog/using-orcfile-cascading-apache-crunch/

Here's the java excerpt from that article to read into Avro class (I'm assuming).

[code language=”Java”]
// Read an ORCFile using reflection-based serialization (slowest):
OrcFileSource<Person> source = new OrcFileSource<Person>(new Path(inputPath), \
Orcs.reflection(Person.class));
PCollection<Person> persons = pipeline.read(source);

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:17 AM Robinson, Landon - Landon <landon.t.robinson@lowes.com> wrote:
Orc format.
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From: David Ortiz <dpo5003@gmail.com>
Reply-To: Apache Crunch Mailing List <user@crunch.apache.org>
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 1:22 PM
To: Apache Crunch Mailing List <user@crunch.apache.org>
Subject: Re: Reading Hive Tables into PCollection

What format are they stored as?

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 1:20 PM Robinson, Landon - Landon <landon.t.robinson@lowes.com> wrote:
Crunch Gurus,

What is the Crunch-convenient or recommended way to read the contents of a Hive table into a Pcollection?
Thanks!
Best,
Landon
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