In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use Apache Drill, the open source, distributed schema-free, SQL engine. At the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to explore and analyze your data in place with standard SQL queries or BI tools, whether the data is sitting in files on your laptop, or in HDFS, HBase, MongoDB, or even a relational database.
Note that this is a hands-on tutorial, so bring your laptop and you’ll be able to run all the examples (as well as some of your own queries) throughout the tutorial.
Tomer Shiran is cofounder and CEO of Dremio. Previously, Tomer was the vice president of product at MapR, where he was responsible for product strategy, road map, and new feature development. As a member of the executive team, he helped grow the company from 5 employees to over 300 employees and 700 enterprise customers. Previously, Tomer held numerous product management and engineering positions at Microsoft and IBM Research. He’s the author of five US patents. Tomer holds an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in computer science from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.
Jacques Nadeau is the cofounder and CTO of Dremio. Previously, he ran MapR’s distributed systems team; was CTO and cofounder of YapMap, an enterprise search startup; and held engineering leadership roles at Quigo, Offermatica, and aQuantive. Jacques is cocreator and PMC chair of Apache Arrow, a PMC member of Apache Calcite, a mentor for Apache Heron, and the founding PMC chair of the open source Apache Drill project.
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