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Why to use sqoop when distcp is already there

Why to use sqoop when distcp is already there

Why do we need sqoop when we have distcp there , if we do not have to require transfer the data into hive or hbase then is there any requirement for using sqoop . sqoop also transfer data from rdbs to hdfs that can be same achieved using distcp .

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Re: Why to use sqoop when distcp is already there

@Anurag Mishra Yes, AFAIK one of the most common use case for sqoop is to transfer data into hive/hbase/hdfs perhaps from rdbms. If you don't have such use case you will find little use for sqoop.

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