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Hadoop Gets the SQOOP from Cloudera

Jun 11, 2009, 04:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"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 Clara.

""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 base.""

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