This is the documentation for Cloudera Connectors for Teradata 1.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at

Cloudera Connector Powered by Teradata User Guide


Cloudera offers two connectors that provide high speed data transfer between Teradata and CDH.

  • Cloudera Connector Powered by Teradata A new connector that uses the Teradata Hadoop SDK to achieve the best performance. The current versions are 1.2c4 and 1.2c5.
  • Cloudera Connector for Teradata An older connector that utilizes Teradata's FastExport and FastLoad JDBC capabilities for data transfers. The current version is 1.2c4.

After installation, these connectors allow various Sqoop tools such as sqoop-import and sqoop-export, to operate in highly efficient direct modes, and exposes some options that are specific to Teradata.

This document describes how to install, configure, and use these connectors within a Sqoop installation and provides reference information for the operation of the connector where necessary. This document is intended for:

  • System and application programmers
  • System administrators
  • Database administrators
  • Data analysts
  • Data engineers