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From Ananth Gundabattula <agundabatt...@threatmetrix.com>
Subject Re: Help regarding new storage plugin and Query parser documentation
Date Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:54:48 GMT
Thanks a lot for the pointers Tim. This is a good starting point for me.


On 24/11/2014 8:56 am, "Timothy Chen" <tnachen@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi Ananth,
>Unforunately there isn't any documentation listing all the specific
>steps to add a new storage plugin, although that will be super helpful
>for anyone interested.
>I think the easiest way is to look at the last two storage plugins
>that were added, as they're independent modules which are in
>contrib/storage-mongo and contrib/storage-hbase.
>The MongoDB plugin basically was added with one commit:
>About adding a custom query parser, it's definitely doable and there
>isn't much documentation to refer to,
>I think the best example I can think of as a reference is probably
>what Yash did for adding Pig Latin support:
>Let us know if you need more help,
>On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Ananth Gundabattula
><agundabattula@threatmetrix.com> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I am trying to experiment with Drill a bit for a project and have the
>>following two questions :
>> 1. Is there any documentation how to generate a storage plugin for
>>Drill ?
>> 2. Is there any documentation as to how plugin a custom query parser ?
>>- Basically the Data warehouse we are building is a mix of many systems
>>and a given query can be answered by more than one subsystem. However we
>>would like the query to be answered by analyzing the query on the fly
>>and route it to the best sub-system that can answer the query. Drill
>>seems to be an excellent option as it also provides a jDBC driver
>>option. However on looking at the Drill wiki, I could not find any
>>document which gives an idea as to how to plugin both a new Storage
>>engine and a new Query parser that meets criteria for ³rewriting an
>>incoming query²
>> Thanks a lot for your time.
>> Regards,
>> Ananth

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