Installing Drill on Windows

Nov 29, 2016

First, check that you meet the prerequisites, including setting the JAVA_HOME environment variable, and then install Drill. Currently, Drill supports 64-bit Windows only. Complete the following steps to install Drill:

  1. Download the latest version of Apache Drill here.
  2. Move the downloaded file to the directory where you want to install Drill.
  3. Unzip the GZ file using a third-party tool. If the tool you use does not unzip the underlying TAR file as well as the GZ file, perform a second unzip to extract the Drill software. The extraction process creates the installation directory containing the Drill software.

At this point, you can start Drill.