moving data from hdfs to aster : Open discussion - All are invited ( or should I say requested )

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moving data from hdfs to aster : Open discussion - All are invited ( or should I say requested )

apart  from the inbuilt aster  loading functions invoked via queries and the  aster native loading tools - what are some other ways to get data from hdfs to aster. I opened this discussion to  discuss the pro's cons's approrpriatess vs futility  of each method.

Lets brainstorm , folks ...