- Sqoop successfully graduated from the Incubator in March of 2012 and is now a Top-Level Apache project: https://blogs.apache.org/sqoop/entry/apache_sqoop_graduates_from_incubator
- Press release: https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces25
- Sqoop was initially developed as a tool to transfer data from RDBMS to HADOOP ( a.k.a from SQL to Hadoop). The 1.*,* releases refer to this project.
- Since 2012 there is forward looking proposal for the next version of Sqoop, referred to as the Sqoop2 ( a.k.a 1.99.* releases) to support data transfer across any two data sources. Its major design goals and ongoing work as of this writing can be found under main project page under 1.99.* release