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Drill 1.9 Released

Apache Drill 1.9's highlights are: asynchronous Parquet reader, Parquet filter pushdown, dynamic UDF support, and HTTPD format plugin.

Drill 1.8 Released

Apache Drill 1.8's highlights are: metadata cache pruning, IF EXISTS support, DESCRIBE SCHEMA command, multi-byte delimiter support, and new parameters for filter selectivity estimates.

Drill 1.7 Released

Apache Drill 1.7's highlights are: Monitoring via JMX, Hive CHAR data type support, and HBase 1.x support.

Drill 1.6 Released

Apache Drill 1.6's highlights are: Inbound impersonation and additional custom window frames.

Drill 1.5 Released

Apache Drill 1.5's highlights are: Authentication and security for the Web interface and REST API, experimental query support for Apache Kudu (incubating), an improved memory allocator, and configurable caching for Hive metadata.

Drill 1.4 Released

Apache Drill 1.4's highlights are: "select with options" queries that can change storage plugin settings, improved behavior when parsing CSV file header names, a variable to set non-pretty (e.g. compact) printing of JSON, and better drillbit.log files that include query text.

Drill 1.3 Released

Drill 1.3 has been released. Users can now query Hadoop sequence files and text delimited files with headers. In addition, this release provides significant performance and usability improvements for working with Amazon S3. Drill 1.3 also adds support for heterogeneous types, enabling queries on datasets with columns that have more than one data type (commonly seen in JSON files, MongoDB collections, etc.).

Drill 1.2 Released

Drill 1.2 has been released. This release includes a new JDBC storage plugin for querying relational databases, as well as new window functions such as `NTILE`, `FIRST_VALUE`, `LAST_VALUE`, `LEAD` and `LAG`. This release addresses 210 JIRAs, including performance, stability and documentation enhancements.

Drill Tutorial at NoSQL Now! 2015

Attend the 3-hour Drill tutorial at the NoSQL Now! 2015 conference to learn more about Apache Drill.

Drill 1.1 Released

Drill 1.1 has been released, providing window functions, automatic partitioning, improved MongoDB support and more. This release addresses 162 JIRAs.

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Drill 1.0

The Apache Software Foundation announced today the availability of Apache Drill 1.0, the schema-free SQL query engine for Apache Hadoop, NoSQL and cloud storage.

Drill 1.0 Released

Drill 1.0 has been released, representing a major milestone for the Drill community. Drill in now production-ready, making it easier than ever to explore and analyze data in non-relational datastores.

Drill 0.9 Released

The community has just released Drill 0.9, which includes 199 resolved JIRAs and numerous enhancements.

Apache Parquet Graduates to a Top-Level Project

The Apache Parquet project has graduated to a top-level project (TLP) at the Apache Software Foundation.

Drill 0.8 Released

The community has just released Drill 0.8, which includes 243 resolved JIRAs and numerous enhancements.

MicroStrategy Announces Drill Support

MicroStrategy announced that it is now certified with Apache Drill, providing a first-class BI experience for Hadoop and NoSQL databases.

Schema-free JSON Data Infrastructure

JSON has emerged as the de-facto standard data exchange format. Data infrastructure technologies such as Apache Drill, MongoDB and Elasticsearch are embracing JSON as their native data models, bringing game-changing ease-of-use and agility to developers and analysts.

Drill 0.7 Released

The community has just released Drill 0.7, which includes 228 resolved JIRAs and numerous enhancements.

What's Coming in 2015?

Drill is now a top-level project, and the community is expanding rapidly. Find out more about some of the new features planned for 2015.

Apache Drill Q&A Panelist Spotlight

Join us on Twitter for a live Q&A on Wednesday, December 17.

Running SQL Queries on Amazon S3

Drill enables you to run SQL queries directly on data in S3. There's no need to ingest the data into a managed cluster or transform the data. This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Drill with S3.

Apache Drill Graduates to a Top-Level Project

Drill has graduated to a Top-Level Project at Apache. This marks a significant accomplishment for the Drill community, which now includes dozens of developers working at a variety of companies.

SQL on MongoDB

The MongoDB storage plugin for Drill enables analytical queries on MongoDB databases. Drill's schema-free JSON data model is a natural fit for MongoDB's data model.

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Third-Party Articles

How to Turn Raw Data from Yelp into Insights in Minutes with Apache Drill (Nov 13, 2014)

How to Use SQL, Hadoop, Drill, REST, JSON, NoSQL, and HBase in a Simple REST Client (Jan 6, 2015)