The Apache Sqoop User Guide (v1.4.6) indicates that "Sqoop's direct mode does not support imports of BLOB, CLOB, or LONGVARBINARY columns. Use JDBC-based imports for these columns; do not supply the --direct parameter)."
Has Cloudera bundled a change so the --direct option can be used to import Oracle tables regardless of the presence of CLOB columns in Sqoop version 1.4.6?
We tried an ingest using the --direct option on a 60 million row Oracle table containing two CLOB columns and the CLOB columns appeared to ingest correctly.
Sqoop ingest performance has been very slow for this table. Performance improved by a factor of 8 using the --direct option and we are seeking ways such as this to improve Sqoop performance.
I have a very simple table with only varchar and int fields with 5 records. This should not be the case.