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Neeraja Rentachintala
Senior Director of Product Management, MapR

As Senior Director of Product Management, Neeraja is responsible for the product strategy, roadmap and requirements of MapR SQL initiatives. Prior to MapR, Neeraja held numerous product management and engineering roles at Informatica, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and Expedia.com, most recently as the principal product manager for Informatica Data Services/Data Virtualization.

Neeraja received a BS in Electronics and Communications from the National Institute of Technology in India, and is product management certified from the University of Washington.

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Posted on November 2, 2016 by Neeraja Rentachintala

In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough video, Neeraja Rentachintala, Senior Director of Product Management at MapR Technologies, explains how Apache Drill optimization achieves interactive performance for low latency SQL queries on very large data sets when working with familiar BI tools such as Tableau, Microstrategy or Qlikview and includes techniques used for successful optimization using Drill in production. Neeraja describes Drill optimization capabilities based on Apache Calcite that include projection pruning, filter push down, partition pruning, cost-based optimization and meta-...

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Neeraja Rentachintala

Today we are excited to announce the availability of Drill 1.8 on the MapR Converged Data Platform. As part of the Apache Drill community, we continue to deliver iterative releases of Drill, providing significant feature enhancements along with enterprise readiness improvements based on feedback from a variety of customer deployments.

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Neeraja Rentachintala

In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough, Neeraja Rentachintala, Senior Director of Product Management at MapR Technologies, gives an overview of how open source Apache Drill achieves low latency for interactive SQL queries carried out on large datasets. With Drill, you can use familiar ANSI SQL BI tools, such as Tableau or MicroStrategy, plus do exploration directly on big data.

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Neeraja Rentachintala

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Apache Drill first became generally available on the MapR Converged Data Platform—yes, a full 365 days! This is just the beginning of the impact Apache Drill will have on big data analytics. Explore the infographic to see how Drill has been leveraged over the last year:

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Neeraja Rentachintala

Today we are very excited to announce the release of Apache Drill 1.6 on the MapR Converged Data Platform. Drill has been on the path of rapid iterative releases for one and a half years now, gathering amazing traction with customers and OSS community users on the way.

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Neeraja Rentachintala

Today we at MapR would like to congratulate Apache Arrow, a cross system data layer to speed up big data analytics and a brand new addition to the Apache Open Source Software community on its announcement as a Top Level project.

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Neeraja Rentachintala

Today we are excited to announce that Apache Drill 1.4 is now available on the MapR Distribution. Drill 1.4 is a production-ready and supported version on MapR and can be downloaded from here and the find the 1.4 release notes here

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Neeraja Rentachintala

In this blog post, I will briefly summarize some of the key capabilities that customers are finding immensely valuable in Drill. I’ll also cover common use cases where Drill is deployed, as well as resources for getting started with Drill.

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Neeraja Rentachintala

In this blog post, I would like to briefly introduce the new analytics capabilities added to Drill namely ANSI SQL compliant Analytic and Window functions and how to get started with these.

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Neeraja Rentachintala

Today, we are extremely excited and proud to announce the general availability (GA) of Apache Drill 1.0, as part of the MapR Distribution. Congratulations to the Drill community on this significant milestone and achievement!

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