This is the documentation for CDH 4.6.0.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Sqoop Installation

Apache Sqoop is a tool designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop and structured datastores such as relational databases. You can use Sqoop to import data from external structured datastores into the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) or related systems such as Hive and HBase. Conversely, you can use Sqoop to extract data from Hadoop and export it to external structured datastores such as relational databases and enterprise data warehouses.


To see which version of Sqoop is shipping in CDH4, check the CDH Version and Packaging Information. For important information on new and changed components, see the CDH4 Release Notes.