Manage the Apache Drill Connector

The Composer Apache Drill connector lets you access the data available in the Apache Drill open-source SQL query engine using the Composer client. The Composer Apache Drill connector supports Apache Drill versions 1.11 - 1.13.

Before you can establish a connection from Composer to Apache Drill, it must be downloaded, installed, configured, and enabled. See the Apache Drill website. After Apache Drill is installed, a Composer connector server for it needs to be installed, configured and enabled. See Manage Connectors and Connector Servers for general instructions.

After the connector has been set up, you can create data source configurations that specify the necessary connection information and identify the data you want to use. See Manage Data Source Configurations for more information. After data sources are configured, they can be used to create dashboards and visuals from your data. See Create Dashboards.

Composer Feature Support

Apache Drill connector support for specific Composer features is shown in the following table.

Key: P - Supported; O - Not Supported; N/A - not applicable

Feature Supported?
Admin-Defined Functions P
Box Plots P
Custom SQL Queries P
Derived Fields (Row-Level Expressions) P
Distinct Counts P
Fast Distinct Values N/A
Group By Multiple Fields P
Group By Time P
Group By UNIX Time P
Histogram Floating Point Values P
Histograms P
Kerberos Authentication P
Last Value P
Live Mode and Playback P
Multivalued Fields N/A
Nested Fields N/A
Partitions P
Pushdown Joins for Fusion Data Sources P
Schemas P
Text Search N/A
User Delegation O
Wild Card Filters P
Wild Card Filters, Case-Insensitive Mode P
Wild Card Filters, Case-Sensitive Mode P