How Talend Expands the Scope of Sqoop
Sqoop is a Hadoop tool designed to help Hadoop users import data from relational databases into Hadoop storage layers like HDFS, HBase, or Hive. Talend, the leading provider of open source data integration solutions, expands the utility of Sqoop by incorporating Sqoop functionality into a unified big data integration solution that’s versatile and easy to use.
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Sqoop on a Palette
With Talend Open Studio for Big Data, data analysts can design and implement complex big data integration jobs and services without having to do any coding. In Talend Open Studio for Big Data’s Eclipse-based graphical development environment, building integration processes is as easy as choosing components from a palette, arranging their flow in a central workspace, and configuring them through graphical interfaces or wizards.
In this way, data scientists can quickly specify Sqoop operations like importing SQL data into files in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), or into an HBase non-relational datastore or a Hive data warehousing layer. Behind the graphical interface, Talend Open Studio for Big data automatically generates the corresponding Sqoop commands and other needed code, creating executable output that can be deployed as one-off jobs or recurring services.
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Sqoop in the Big Data Picture
With Talend Open Studio for Big Data, Sqoop is just one of the Hadoop big data technologies that’s made simple to work with. Along with Sqoop support, the Talend graphical development environment lets you drag, drop, and configure your way to big data operations like:
- Performing Hadoop Pig-based data analytics on data stored in HDFS, without having to write any Hadoop Pig Latin code.
- Implementing data transformations in a Hive data warehouse.
- Extracting data from Hadoop into destination databases or enterprise applications, either as batch jobs or as ongoing Hadoop streaming processes.
Not Just Big Data but Any Data
Talend Open Studio for Big Data doesn’t just offer unequaled support for Hadoop tools like Sqoop, Hive, Hbase, and Pig. It also provides the broadest connectivity of any data integration solution available, enabling you to seamlessly connect to and move data between any major file format, database, or packaged enterprise application, as well as leading cloud datastores like Salesforce.