Drill ODBC Driver

MapR provides a Drill ODBC driver that you can use on all platforms to connect BI tools, such as Tableau, to Drill.

You can download the latest Drill ODBC driver here.
Note: Earlier versions of the drivers do not work with Drill 1.14.
The documentation for the Drill ODBC driver is available at Drill ODBC Driver.
Note: If you plan to use MapR-SASL for authentication on Windows, see the following section for additional information and instructions.

Using MapR-SASL for Authentication on Windows

Drill is automatically configured with MapR security when you install Drill 1.11 and later on a MapR 6.x cluster configured with default security. To successfully connect to Drill from a Windows ODBC client, the MapR client must be installed and a MapR user ticket must exist on the Windows client in the %TEMP% directory or in the location specified by the $MAPR_TICKETFILE_LOCATION environment variable.

The ODBC driver locates user tickets for the current Windows user in the default ticket location, %TEMP%, or in the location specified by the environment variable, $MAPR_TICKETFILE_LOCATION. See Tickets and Generating a MapR User Ticket for more information.

You can either copy a user ticket that was generated on the MapR cluster into the default location (%TEMP%), or you can run the maprlogin command to generate the ticket on the Windows client.

If you copy a user ticket that was generated on the MapR cluster, you must copy the mapr-clusters.conf file to the client machine. Copy the file from /opt/mapr/conf/mapr-clusters.conf to C:/opt/mapr/conf/mapr-clusters.conf on the client machine. Verify that the cluster to which the client is connecting is listed as the first entry in the mapr-clusters.conf file. Also, if the cluster is secure, verify that secure=true for the cluster entry in the file.
Note: The ODBC user must be the same as the Windows user that created the ticket.


If you want to connect to Drill as the mapr user, you must create a ticket for the mapr user, as shown:
$ maprlogin password -user mapr
[Password for user 'mapr' at cluster 'Cluster1':]
The MapR credentials for the mapr user in Cluster1 are written to /tmp/maprticket_1000.
Next, place the ticket in the %TEMP% directory on the Windows client. For example, the default location for a Windows 10 user named Tabetha Stephens is shown:
'C:\Users\TABETH~1\AppData\Local\Temp/maprticket_Tabetha Stephens'

To override this location, set the "MAPR_TICKETFILE_LOCATION" global variable for the Windows user.

Note: Using the MAPR_TICKETFILE_LOCATION is recommended because the %TEMP% directory differs between Windows versions. You may also want to set the MAPR_TICKETFILE_LOCATION per user on the operating system to prevent all users from using the same user ticket on the client.