silicon valley hadoop user group 5-20-09: cloudera on automatic database import w/ sqoop

- hadoop is great for unstructured data
- hadoop is not great for structured data
- how to glue data from mysql to unstructured data for hadoop

- uses jdbc to connect to db

- a bridge from jdbc result set to mapper value

- SQL-to-Hadoop
- jdbc-based interface
- auto datatype generation
- uses mapreduce to read tables from db
- imprts into hdfs and creates java file
- easy to import into hive
- serialized output is comma-separated