Download MapR Sandbox with Apache Drill

Apache Drill is an open source, low latency SQL query engine for Hadoop and NoSQL. Drill provides self-service data exploration on Hadoop without depending on centralized schemas. It is a powerful tool for business analysts to explore big data instantly without any IT intervention and combine different data-types/sources including flat files, JSON and HBase tables in real-time. The MapR Sandbox for Apache Drill provides you a quick introduction to the Drill software within a Hadoop virtual environment. You can learn more about Apache Drill here.


For detailed instructions about installing and using Drill on a sample dataset, please refer to our tutorials.

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The MapR Sandbox with Drill runs on VMware Player and VirtualBox, free desktop applications that you can use to run a virtual machine on a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. Before you install the MapR Sandbox with Drill, verify that the host system meets the following prerequisites
  • VMware Player or VirtualBox is installed.
  • At least 20 GB free hard disk space, at least 4 physical cores, and 8 GB of RAM is available. Performance increases with more RAM and free hard disk space.
  • Uses one of the following 64-bit x86 architectures:
    • A 1.3 GHz or faster AMD CPU with segment-limit support in long mode
    • A 1.3 GHz or faster Intel CPU with VT-x support
  • If you have an Intel CPU with VT-x support, verify that VT-x support is enabled in the host system BIOS. The BIOS settings that must be enabled for VT-x support vary depending on the system vendor. See the VMware knowledge base article at for information about how to determine if VT-x support is enabled.

After downloading the sandbox from the above link, please refer to our documentation for detailed instructions on installing and using the Sandbox.