Sqoop2 1.99.3-1405 Release Notes

The notes below relate specifically to the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. You may also be interested in the the Apache Sqoop 1.99.3 changelog or the Apache Sqoop project homepage.

Version 1.99.3
Release Date June 11, 2014
Source on GitHub https://github.com/mapr/sqoop
GitHub Release Tag 1.99.3-mapr-1405
MapR Version Compatibility See Interoperability Matrices.
Maven Artifacts See MapR Maven Repository for Sqoop2 Artifacts

New in this Release

Sqoop2 addresses security concerns by introducing Admin and Operator roles. In Sqoop2, create access for Connections is restricted to Admins and execute access is limited to Operators.

Here are some other differences between Sqoop and Sqoop2:

  • Connectors are no longer restricted to the JDBC model - they can define their own vocabulary
  • Sqoop2 offers a REST API for operation and management, which integrates better with external systems such as Oozie
  • Sqoop2 works with Hue, an interactive web-based UI
  • Sqoop2 is installed and configured server-side, while Sqoop is installed and configured client-side.

For a comprehensive list of differences between Sqoop and Sqoop2, see MapR's Sqoop2 documentation.