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MapR Announces Native Tableau Connector for Apache Drill

New tool optimizes self-service data discovery on the MapR Converged Data Platform.

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MapR Technologies, Inc. has released a native Tableau Connector for Apache Drill on the MapR Converged Data Platform, giving users faster access to large and complex data via integration between Tableau and Apache Drill. 

Apache Drill is a supported data source for Tableau, bringing more robust integration compared to generic ODBC. The MapR Tableau Connector for Apache Drill delivers tighter metadata integration between Tableau and Apache Drill and brings advanced analytics capabilities that leverage Tableau Sets to Apache Drill users. Additionally, Tableau users on Macs can now access Apache Drill.

“Tableau users will experience productivity improvements as they can incorporate newer and complex data types like JSON faster into their analysis using Apache Drill,” said Geneva Lake, vice president, alliances and channels, MapR Technologies.

Drill has been recognized as one of the best in open source big data technologies, and interest and adoption of Drill continues to grow. Thousands of users have downloaded Drill and numerous organizations have it in production, interactively analyzing up to petabytes of data.

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