Drill Storage and Format Plugin Support Matrix

You can deploy Drill without Hadoop in a standalone configuration on a single node, however multi-node standalone cluster deployments of Drill are not supported. Note that Drill itself does not require Hadoop.

The following table lists the supported and unsupported data sources and formats in Drill:

Data Source Storage Plugin Type Formats Supported
MapR Filesystem dfs Text (CSV, TSV, PSV) Yes
Parquet Yes
Avro No
MapR Database dfs Binary Yes
HBase hbase Binary No (as of Drill 1.11 and MapR 6.0)
Hive hive Text (CSV, TSV, PSV) Yes
Parquet Yes
Avro Yes
Other Hive built-in SerDes Yes (Not recommended due to the memory overhead and performance implications.)
S3 s3 Supports the same formats as the dfs storage plugin. Yes
MongoDB mongodb N/A No
RDBMS jdbc N/A No
Kudu kudu N/A No
Kafka kafka JSON No
Note: The kafka storage plugin on the MapR Streams is in the Alpha testing phase and not officially supported. See Configuring the Kafka Storage Plugin for more information.
Note: The openTSDB storage plugin is not officially supported. See OpenTSDB Storage Plugin for more information.
Note: As of the MapR 6.0 and Drill 1.11, HBase is no longer supported, therefore the communication path between Drill and HBase is also not supported. If you have an hbase storage plugin configured in Drill, you should disable it.