Self-Service Data Exploration with Apache Drill

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This is the fifth (and final) in a series of introduction presentations by major players in the Hadoop eco system. Our intention is to give the vendors an opportunity to present their thoughts on Hadoop and to deep dive into areas that should be considered when evaluating the plethora of "Big Data" solutions. We are calling this series of presentations "Hey big vendor". Last up is MapR.


6.30pm Networking over a beer & pizza

7.00pm Welcome

7.05pm "Hey big vendor - MapR"

By: Richard Shaw - Director of Systems Engineering for EMEA

Richard will introduce Apache Drill, the new, low latency SQL query engine for Hadoop and NoSQL. Drill offers agility in allowing end users with SQL experience to query all of the data in a Hadoop cluster without preparation. Flexibility in analysing semi-structured and nested JSON data in files and in HBase & MapR-DB, the in-Hadoop NoSQL databases. Extensibility with plugins to query disparate external data sources.

8.30 - 9.00pm Networking

Presenter's Biography

Richard Shaw is Director of Systems Engineering for EMEA at MapR where he oversees a team of solutions architects. Prior to MapR, Richard worked as Technical Director, EMEA for Basho Technologies in the NoSQL space, designing, implementing & supporting.