"Cloudera, a commercial company developing a
Hadoop-based distribution, is in the process of contributing a new
database tool for Hadoop called SQOOP that enables users to
directly import all types of database tables into Hadoop.
"The new tool is something that Cloudera will be talking about,
along with its Hadoop development efforts in general, as part of a
Yahoo-sponsored Hadoop conference kicking off Wednesday in Santa
""The tool is called SQOOP, and we got the name from thinking
about from SQL (define) to Hadoop," Cloudera founder Christophe
Bisciglia told InternetNews.com. "We developed the tool at Cloudera
and we have now contributed the tool to the Apache Software
Foundation Hadoop project. It's going into the Hadoop code
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