I've been looking over the literature on database supported program execution  and . These look like promising ideas for incorporation into Sqoop, especially with respect to expanding the capabilities of free form queries. Has any of this literature influence Sqoop design?
 Haskell Boards the Ferry: Database-Supported Program Execution for Haskell George Giorgidze, Torsten Grust, Tom Schreiber, and Jeroen Weijers 22nd International Symposium on Implementation and Application of Functional Languages (IFL 2010), Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands, volume 6647 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 2011.
 Remote Batch Invocation for SQL Databases, Ben Wiedermann and William R. Cook The 13th International Symposium on Database Programming Languages (DBPL), 2011.