Its a good question. Even I'd  like to know the answer. 

But from the sqoop documentation site, this may help you speed things up a bit. It still doesnt avoid the intermediate hive-metadata creation stage. 

MySQL provides a direct mode for exports as well, using the mysqlimport tool. When exporting to MySQL, use the --direct argument to specify this codepath. This may be higher-performance than the standard JDBC codepath.

Note: When using export in direct mode with MySQL, the MySQL bulk utility mysqlimport must be available in the shell path of the task process.

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:15 AM, Apple Wang <> wrote:
exporting Hbase table to mysql table using sqoop, but I find sqoo