What we're about
This is a meetup group for users and contributors to Apache Sqoop (http://incubator.apache.org/sqoop/) (incubating).
Sqoop is a system designed for efficiently transferring bulk data between Apache Hadoop (http://hadoop.apache.org/) and structured datastores such as relational databases. You can use Sqoop to import data from external structured datastores into Hadoop Distributed File System or related systems like Hive (http://hive.apache.org/) and HBase (http://hbase.apache.org/). Conversely, Sqoop can be used to extract data from Hadoop and export it to external structured datastores such as relational databases and enterprise data warehouses.
We'll be meeting up regularly in SF / Palo Alto area (and occasionally at conferences)!