MapR recently hosted the first Apache Drill hackathon, with nearly forty people in attendance who helped push Drill toward its first beta release. It was great to see people from companies such as Visa, Cisco, LinkedIn and Hortonworks come together to harden and enhance the Apache Drill project.
The hackathon participants worked on many different aspects of Apache Drill. Over the next few weeks, these features will be incorporated into mainline. Here’s a preview of what we worked on, coming soon to a master near you:
These features will be added to the existing feature set of Apache Drill, which includes innovative features such as an advanced Volcano-inspired cost-based optimizer, powerful complex data types that don’t require schema or materialization, and an incredibly efficient and powerful memory design.
As always, it is a pleasure to be part of such an amazing community. Thank you to everyone who attended the hackathon and made this such a great event! We look forward to having more Apache Drill hackathons in the future.
For More Information
You can read more about Drill in the detailed article Apache Drill: Interactive Ad-Hoc Analysis at Scale.
Here are some useful links for those of you who are interested in using or contributing to Drill:
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