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Since its Beta release in September '14, Apache Drill, the most flexible SQL-on-Hadoop technology, is making great strides in terms of the product progress as well as the community adoption. With four significant iterative releases (0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8) in less than six months, thousands of downloads from the MapR website, nearly 1500 message threads in the Apache Drill user email alias, and an active open source community, Drill is well on its way to becoming generally available in the Q2 '15 time frame.
The 0.8 release by the Drill community is a key milestone towards the goal of making Drill an “enterprise-ready SQL-on-Hadoop” solution. The key focus of the release in many ways is stability, along with several rich feature improvements that help make Drill valuable for a variety of use cases.
Here is a quick summary of improvements in the Apache Drill 0.8 release:
You can download the MapR release for Apache from the locations below:
Stay tuned for the next milestone releases - 0.9 and 1.0 GA are coming soon.
Congratulations again to the Drill community!
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