Open Source Solutions for Big Data Expand with Apache Drill

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Big organizations such as Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), which has been developing proprietary tools for handling huge amounts of information for years, may have an early advantage in the world of Big Data. But the open source ecosystem is busy creating its own solutions, with Drill, one of the newest Apache Incubator projects, as one of the clearest examples. Here’s a look at this fledgling initiative, and the opportunities it opens up within the open source channel. Inspired by Google’s Dremel system, which is not open source, Drill’s goal is to provide fast queries of large sets o (IT news)