Control. We always want it, regularly don’t get it, yet in business it’s a must have to ensure things run as expected. Control is particularly critical when it comes to moving data around your company. Without it, it’s difficult to know where data is coming from, where it’s going and how it’s been manipulated (and by whom!) along the way. At StreamSets, we specialize in helping customers effectively move data around their business, from any source to any destination. Over time, we’ve observed that most organizations lack proper controls to adequately ensure that dataflow pipelines are built, executed and operated in a manner that meets the needs of the application or business process which they support.
When it comes to loading data into Apache Hadoop™, the de facto choice for bulk loads of data from leading relational databases is Apache Sqoop™. After initially entering Apache Incubator status in 2011, it quickly saw wide spread adoption and development, eventually graduating to a Top-Level Project (TLP) in 2012.
In StreamSets Data Collector (SDC) 2.7 we added additional capabilities that enable SDC to behave in a manner almost identical to Sqoop. Now customers can use SDC as a way to modernize Sqoop-like workloads, performing the same load functions while getting the ease of use and flexibility benefits that SDC delivers.
ClarkeHow to Convert Apache Sqoop™ Commands Into StreamSets Data Collector Pipelines
Three months into my journey here at StreamSets and I’ve had a chance to talk with many of our customers and prospects to understand how they are using the open source StreamSets Data Collector (SDC) across a number of different use cases. As it turns out, behind solving technical problems in areas such as cybersecurity, IoT or plain old data lake ingestion lies a treasure trove of value that IT teams realize as part of a typical deployment. While this is not an exhaustive list, let’s take a quick look at some of the more common benefits our customers call out.
ClarkeStraight from Our Customers: The Benefits of Modern Ingestion