In This Chapter
Looking at the nuts and bolts of Sqoop
Importing data with Sqoop
Exporting data with Sqoop
Customizing your Sqoop input and output formats
Looking ahead to Sqoop 2.0
Performing analytics on large, diverse data sets is a natural fit for Apache Hadoop. The whole point of the Hadoop File System (HDFS) is that it excels at providing a massively scalable, diverse data store that, when combined with the many analytic tools available on the Hadoop platform — from Map Reduce to Mahout and others — gives you a lean, mean, analytics machine when you hitch your data store wagon to Apache Hadoop.
This rosy picture presents a slight problem, however: It turns out that most of the world’s structured data is already stored in relational database management systems (RDBMSs), and it’s common practice ...