Driving Drill Dynamically with Docker and Updating Storage Configurations On-the-fly with sergeant

The sergeant🔗 package has a minor update that adds REST API coverage for two “new” storage endpoints that make it possible to add, update and remove storage configurations on-the-fly without using the GUI or manually updating a config file. This is an especially handy feature when paired with Drill’s new, official Docker container since that… Continue reading

Updates to the sergeant (Apache Drill connector) Package & a look at Apache Drill 1.14.0 release

Apache Drill 1.14.0 was recently released, bringing with it many new features and a temporary incompatibility with the current rev of the MapR ODBC drivers. The Drill community expects new ODBC drivers to arrive shortly. The sergeant🔗 is an alternative to ODBC for R users as it provides a dplyr interface to the REST API… Continue reading

Connecting Apache Zeppelin and Apache Drill, PostgreSQL, etc.

A previous post showed how to use a different authentication provider to wire up Apache Zeppelin and Amazon Athena. As noted in that post, Zeppelin is a “notebook” alternative to Jupyter (and other) notebooks. Unlike Jupyter, I can tolerate Zeppelin and it’s got some nifty features like plug-and-play JDBC access. Plus it can do some… Continue reading

Two new Apache Drill UDFs for Processing UR[IL]s and Internet Domain Names

Continuing the blog’s UDF theme of late, there are two new UDF kids in town: drill-url-tools🔗 for slicing & dicing URI/URLs (just going to use ‘URL’ from now on in the post) drill-domain-tools🔗 for slicing & dicing internet domain names (IDNs). Now, if you’re an Apache Drill fanatic, you’re likely thinking “Hey hrbrmstr: don’t you… Continue reading