While using liquibase loaddata (http://www.liquibase.org/manual/load_data) we are noticing performance degradation. For a 30-40mb file it takes upwards of 1.5 - 2 hours to load to a local mysql instance. If we use mysql load data infile it takes less than a minute.
What can be done to tune/enhance this process? The attraction of using liquibase is that it works across multiple databases. Though we are forced to fall back to native vendor specific sql due to the amount of data we need to bulk load.