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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Drill Masters Project
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2013 06:18:15 GMT
Your timing is excellent.  A Hadoop cluster of some sort is likely to be
the best substrate for your work.

I will contact you off list to see if you might qualify for an educational
MapR license.

On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Tom Seddon <mr.tom.seddon@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm looking to do a dissertation on Drill, as part of masters degree in
> Data Science.  I'm hoping to set up a cluster to run it and then analyse
> its efficiency with different datasets, as well as make recommendations for
> its usage. I know Drill is in a fairly early stage of development but I
> have around 18 months until the project is due, so I'm hoping the timing
> will work as Drill is developed further.
> I'd be grateful for any advice on how I could get started on this.  Would a
> Hadoop cluster be a good back-end to base my project on or would something
> more suited to nested data like MongoDB be more appropriate?  Also, I
> haven't found much documentation on configuring Drill in a distributed
> environment, so any help on this would be appreciated.
> I'd also be willing to contribute but not sure if I have enough Java
> experience.  My background is mainly in BI and database technologies.
> Thanks,
> Tom

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