Overview of Sqoop Import Command


sqoop import is the most important command of Sqoop. Let us get details about it.

  • We use sqoop import command to copy data from RDBMS tables into HDFS or Hive.
  • It will copy the data using Map Reduce job.
  • When ever we issue sqoop import command, it will submit a map reduce job on the cluster.
  • We can get help of sqoop import command using sqoop import --help.
  • There are several categories of arguments that can be used while performing the sqoop import