File formats

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Introduction We will see different file formats supported by Sqoop sqoop import loads data into HDFS using text file format It supports avro, parquet, sequence as well as orc Text files uses delimiters Most of the other formats maintains structure of data using metadata For eg: when data is imported using avro format, an avsc…