Today, we’re happy to announce the availability of Drill 1.15.0. You can download it here.

The release provides the following bug fixes and improvements:

SQLLine upgrade to 1.6 (DRILL-3853)

An upgrade to SQLLine 1.6 includes additional commands and the ability to add a custom SQLLine configuration. See Configuring the Drill Shell.

Index support (DRILL-6381)

Drill can leverage indexes (primary or secondary) in data sources to create index-based query plans. An index-based query plan leverages indexes to access date instead of full table scans. Currently, Drill only supports indexes for the MapR-DB storage plugin. See Querying Indexes.

Ability to create custom ACLs to secure znodes (DRILL-5671)

Drill uses ZooKeeper to store certain cluster-level configuration and query profile information in znodes. A znode is an internal data tree in ZooKeeper that stores coordination and execution related information. Starting in Drill 1.15, you can create a custom ACL (Access Control List) on the znodes to secure data. See Configuring Custom ACLs to Secure znodes.


The INFORMATION_SCHEMA contains a FILES table that you can query for information about directories and files stored in the workspaces configured within your S3 and file system storage plugin configurations. See INFORMATION_SCHEMA.

System functions table (DRILL-3988)

You can query the system functions table exposes the available SQL functions in Drill and also detects UDFs that have been dynamically loaded into Drill. See Querying the functions table.

You can find a complete list of improvements and JIRAs resolved in the 1.15.0 release here.