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From "Qian Xu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (SQOOP-1390) Import data to HDFS as a set of Parquet files
Date Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:08:38 GMT

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Qian Xu updated SQOOP-1390:
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> Import data to HDFS as a set of Parquet files
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SQOOP-1390
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SQOOP-1390
>             Project: Sqoop
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: tools
>            Reporter: Qian Xu
>            Assignee: Qian Xu
>
> Parquet files keep data in contiguous chunks by column, appending new records to a dataset
requires rewriting substantial portions of existing a file or buffering records to create
a new file. Parquet may have storage and query benefits.
> The JIRA proposes to add the possibility to import an individual table from a RDBMS into
HDFS as a set of Parquet files. We will also provide a command-line interface.
> Example invocation: 
>     sqoop import --connect JDBC_URI --table TABLE --as-parquetfile --target-dir /path/to/files
> The major items are listed as follows:
> * Implement ParquetImportMapper
> * Hook up the ParquetOutputFormat and ParquetImportMapper in the import job.
> Note that as Parquet is a columnar storage format, it doesn't make sense to write to
it directly from record-based tools. So we'd consider to use Kite SDK to simplify the handling
of Parquet specific things.



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