Apache Sqoop Graduates from Incubator by Arvind Prabhakar.
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Apache Sqoop is a tool designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop and structured datastores such as relational databases. You can use Sqoop to import data from external structured datastores into Hadoop Distributed File System or related systems like Hive and HBase. Conversely, Sqoop can be used to extract data from Hadoop and export it to external structured datastores such as relational databases and enterprise data warehouses.
In its monthly meeting in March of 2012, the board of Apache Software Foundation (ASF) resolved to grant a Top-Level Project status to Apache Sqoop, thus graduating it from the Incubator. This is a significant milestone in the life of Sqoop, which has come a long way since its inception almost three years ago.
For moving data in and out of Hadoop, Sqoop is your friend. Drop by and say hello.