Apache Drill is an open source, low latency SQL query engine for Hadoop and NoSQL. Drill provides self-service data exploration on Hadoop without depending on centralized schemas. It is a powerful tool for business analysts to explore big data instantly without any IT intervention and combine different data-types/sources including flat files, JSON and HBase tables in real-time. The MapR Sandbox with Apache Drill provides you a quick introduction to the Drill software within a Hadoop virtual environment. You can learn more about Apache Drill here.
For detailed instructions about installing and using Drill on a sample dataset, please refer to our tutorials. Go to Tutorial
Prerequisites The MapR Sandbox with Drill runs on VMware Player and VirtualBox, free desktop applications that you can use to run a virtual machine on a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. Before you install the MapR Sandbox with Drill, verify that the host system meets the following prerequisites
VMware Player or VirtualBox is installed.
At least 20 GB free hard disk space, at least 4 physical cores, and 8 GB of RAM is available. Performance increases with more RAM and free hard disk space.
Uses one of the following 64-bit x86 architectures:
A 1.3 GHz or faster AMD CPU with segment-limit support in long mode
A 1.3 GHz or faster Intel CPU with VT-x support
If you have an Intel CPU with VT-x support, verify that VT-x support is enabled in the host system BIOS. The BIOS settings that must be enabled for VT-x support vary depending on the system vendor. See the VMware knowledge base article at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003944 for information about how to determine if VT-x support is enabled.
After downloading the sandbox from the above link, please refer to our documentation for detailed instructions on installing and using the Sandbox.