MapR Distribution Now Ships with Apache Drill 1.0 – A Schema-Free SQL Engine

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Neeraja Rentachintala of MapR recently wrote, “Today, we are extremely excited and proud to announce the general availability (GA) of Apache Drill 1.0, as part of the MapR Distribution. Congratulations to the Drill community on this significant milestone and achievement! Incubated in September 2012 as an Apache project, Drill started with an ambitious goal to provide a low-latency SQL engine for the modern big data era by combining the familiarity of relational databases with the scale and agility of Hadoop/NoSQL systems.”

He continues, “With nearly two and half years of solid engineering effort building this next generation SQL technology, and backed by a strong community of ~50 contributors and thousands of users and customers across various industries, Apache Drill has quickly evolved to become the most flexible SQL query engine in the big data ecosystem since the Beta release in September 2014.”

He goes on, “Built from the ground up to support interactive queries on a variety of complex/multi-structured datasets at TB/PB scale, Drill opens up new frontiers for the innovation required to make Hadoop and big data accessible for a broader set of users in a self-service fashion, leveraging the ANSI SQL skill sets and tools already abundant as part of an organization’s BI/analytics infrastructure.”

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photo credit: Apache Drill

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