Sqoop Graduation Meetup

Sqoop Graduation Meetup by Kathleen Ting.

From the post:

Cloudera hosted the Apache Sqoop Meetup last week at Cloudera HQ in Palo Alto. About 20 of the Meetup attendees had not used Sqoop before, but were interested enough to participate in the Meetup on April 4th. We believe this healthy interest in Sqoop will contribute to its wide adoption.

Not only was this Sqoop’s second Meetup but also a celebration for Sqoop’s graduation from the Incubator, cementing its status as a Top-Level Project in Apache Software Foundation. Sqoop’s come a long way since its beginnings three years ago as a contrib module for Apache Hadoop submitted by Aaron Kimball. As a result, it was fitting that Aaron gave the first talk of the night by discussing its history: “Sqoop: The Early Days.” From Aaron, we learned that Sqoop’s original name was “SQLImport” and that it was conceived out of his frustration from the inability to easily query both unstructured and structured data at the same time. (Emphasis added.)

I don’t think the extra 20 people were present because of Sqoop.

Did you see the picture of the cake?

My vote goes for the cake as explanation. Yours? ;-)

Congratulations to Sqoop, Sqoop team and community!

Let’s make sure on its first birthday a bigger cake is required!

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