Our distributed profiler indicated some inefficiencies in the AvroUtil.toAvroIdentifier method, more specifically, the use of Regex patterns. This can be directly observed from the FlameGraph generated by this profiler (https://jhermans.web.cern.ch/jhermans/sqoop_avro_flamegraph.svg). We implemented an optimization, and compared this with the original method. On our testing machine, the optimization by itself is about 500% (on average) more efficient compared to the original implementation. We have yet to test how this optimization will influence the performance of user jobs.
Any suggestions or remarks are welcome.