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Apache Sqoop

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Score 8.7 out of 101

Oracle Big Data Cloud

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Apache Sqoop

Sqoop is great for sending data between a JDBC compliant database and a Hadoop environment. Sqoop is built for those who need a few simple CLI options to import a selection of database tables into Hadoop, do large dataset analysis that could not commonly be done with that database system due to resource constraints, then export the results back into that database (or another). Sqoop falls short when there needs to be some extra, customized processing between database extract, and Hadoop loading, in which case Apache Spark's JDBC utilities might be preferred
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

We use it only when we need to and we have found that the software does what it needs to, it's user friendly and us also really helpful in many other ways as well. Like I mentioned before, we love the security and the speed we receive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Scalability
Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
7.0
Platform management overhead
Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Workflow engine capability
Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Platform access control
Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Services-enabled integration
Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Development environment creation
Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Issue recovery
Apache Sqoop
Oracle Big Data Cloud
7.0

Pros

  • Provides generalized JDBC extensions to migrate data between most database systems
  • Generates Java classes upon reading database records for use in other code utilizing Hadoop's client libraries
  • Allows for both import and export features
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  • User friendly
  • Offers support and assistance
  • Worth the cost
  • Time efficient
  • Good reliability
  • Reliable support
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Cons

  • Sqoop2 development seems to have stalled. I have set it up outside of a Cloudera CDH installation, and I actually prefer it's "Sqoop Server" model better than just the CLI client version that is Sqoop1. This works especially well in a microservices environment, where there would be only one place to maintain the JDBC drivers to use for Sqoop.
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  • Less pricey
  • Customizable
  • A little more help in setting up/using the systems
  • Constant upgrades are always pricey
  • Some bugs noticable
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Alternatives Considered

  • Sqoop comes preinstalled on the major Hadoop vendor distributions as the recommended product to import data from relational databases. The ability to extend it with additional JDBC drivers makes it very flexible for the environment it is installed within.
  • Spark also has a useful JDBC reader, and can manipulate data in more ways than Sqoop, and also upload to many other systems than just Hadoop.
  • Kafka Connect JDBC is more for streaming database updates using tools such as Oracle GoldenGate or Debezium.
  • Streamsets and Apache NiFi both provide a more "flow based programming" approach to graphically laying out connectors between various systems, including JDBC and Hadoop.
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Although new, Oracle has been exceptionally good speed wise and the customer service is top notch
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Return on Investment

  • When combined with Cloudera's HUE, it can enable non-technical users to easily import relational data into Hadoop.
  • Being able to manipulate large datasets in Hadoop, and them load them into a type of "materialized view" in an external database system has yielded great insights into the Hadoop datalake without continuously running large batch jobs.
  • Sqoop isn't very user-friendly for those uncomfortable with a CLI.
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  • It has had a good impact we are able to complete our projects in time
  • We can save all our data in a safe and secure location
  • Our data analysis is now faster than ever
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Apache Sqoop

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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