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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA

Drill into Drill: How Providing Flexibility and Performance is Possible

Jacques Nadeau (Dremio)
2:20pm–3:00pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Hadoop & Beyond
Location: 230 C
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)

This will be a deep technical talk on how Drill can achieve lightning fast performance and provide ground-breaking flexibility and ease of use. Key things we’ll cover include:

  • The nature of query planning and statistics in a first read scenario.
  • Switching between runtime and compile time code generation depending on workload nature.
  • Extensive coverage of code optimization and planning techniques.
  • Support for partial dynamic schema subsets and how they enable high performance
  • Advanced memory use, columnar in memory execution and moving between Java and C as necessary
  • Making a statically typed language appear dynamic through the use of the Any time and multi-phased planning.
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Jacques Nadeau


Jacques Nadeau is MapR’s lead developer on the Apache Drill open source project. He is an industry veteran with over 15 years of big data and analytics experience. Most recently, he was cofounder and CTO of search engine startup YapMap. Before that, he was director of new product engineering with Quigo (contextual advertising, acquired by AOL in 2007). He also built the Avenue A | Razorfish analytics data warehousing system and associated services practice (acquired by Microsoft).