PowerExchange for HDFS supports the following Hadoop distributions to access HDFS sources and targets:
CDH Version 4 Update 2
You can write text files and binary file formats, such as sequence files, to HDFS with a complex file data object.
You can write compressed complex files, specify compression formats, and decompress files.
The Data Integration Service creates partitions to read data from sequence files and custom input format files that can be split.