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From Dhruv Gohil <>
Subject Re: Python Driver Contribution Idea
Date Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:24:40 GMT
Just my 2cents:
I think its into greater good that J/ODBC/Native/REST connectivity 
features (for SQL operations) are pushed under "Apache Calcite" Project 
instead of Drill kind of projects.
Just like "Apache Phoenix <>" guys 
started with Query Server 

Drill can/should use Calcite+Avatica 
<> combination to 
support native language interfaces.
AFAIK ODBC/Native client development is in TODO and seeking contribution 
effort, so if Wojtek selects to work with Calcite Community on this, All 
dependent project including DRILL will get the benefit of Python 

On Monday 28 December 2015 01:37 PM, Wojciech Nowak wrote:
> Dear Drill developers,
> Recently I was trying to use Drill from Python through ODBC interface based on blog post
from It worked as
expected, but what struck to me was that It’s a lot of hassle to configure it.
> That’s why based on Your site under Contribution Ideas (
I decided to create simpler solution for Python community.
> My Contribution would have two phases:
> client/driver for interacting with Drill
> dsl which will provide a easier and idiomatic way to write and manipulate queries using
defined query set expressions.
> 1.
> Similarly to official client for Elastic Search (
I would like to use Rest-Api of Drill for which i found documentation under
> sketch of usage:
> questions:
> 1.1 I was wondering if Python driver for Drill could be based on Rest-Api, do you see
any problems?
> 1.2 Do you have any ideas or suggestions for that project?
> 2.
> It would be separate package from driver, you can install as an optional package via
> pip install pydrill-dsl
> so that it would have separate releases from 1 package.
> It would enhance way of interacting with Drill via query set like expressions.
> sketch of usage:
> questions:
> 2.1 Should it be separated from Python Drill Driver package?
> 2.2 Do you have any ideas or suggestions for that project?
> This contribution would be part of my Master Thesis, so any ideas are welcome. My thesis
supervisor suggested to contact You to get Drill core developers perspective.
> I would be very grateful if You could provide me with your thoughts.
> kind regards,
> Wojtek Nowak

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