Past Meetup

An Introduction to Apache Drill

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50 people went


5445 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX Suite 100 · Frisco, TX

How to find us

Behind double glass doors on the first floor.

Location image of event venue


Hello Experimenters.

Jim Bates ( (of MapR ( will lead our first introduction to a columnar data store project that just went "1.0" in the Apache projects.

Empowering Your Data Science with Apache Drill

Apache Drill ( provides a familiar ANSI SQL interface to explore big data on your own without having to create any centralized schema. As a consequence, exploring big data and building new information streams into your decision making process becomes extremely easy. Think about the ability to go from new data to actionable data in days or even hours as opposed to weeks.

This session will walk through accessing new data streams, discovering what those data streams consist of, and the process of delivering those data streams to your existing models to leverage new data and gain new accuracies in your models.

So put down the roman candle, leave the sparklers behind. Pick up a slice of pizza, have a beer, and learn about Apache Drill.

Let the chatter start ....


PS Due to high demand (and other groups not meeting), we now have usage of the "Big Room" . So no one should be on the wait list.