The Apache documentation on installing a Sqoop server indicates:
"Copy Sqoop artifact on machine where you want to run Sqoop server. This
machine must have installed and configured Hadoop. You don't need to run any
Hadoop related services there, however the machine must be able to act as an
Hadoop client. "
I have a NameNode Server and a bunch of DataNodes as well as a backup
namenode server. Anyone of these servers could function as a Sqoop server
but based on some heresay it is fair to say that some of these machines may
have more compute cycles available in a production environment that others.
Any recommendations as to which machine in a Hadoop cluster would best be
able to meet the needs of a Sqoop server?