AnswerRocket is about empowering business users with self service big data exploration against any data source. We recently came across Apache Drill and saw tremendous synergies. While AnswerRocket empowers users with search-based analytics using, Apache Drill empowers users from the data side of things by making data more quickly and easily accessible.
This is a powerful combination to enable self service data exploration and visualization. With Apache Drill, users get seamless SQL-on-Hadoop including the ability to write queries against combinations of JSON files, CSVs, MAPR-FS, HDFS, Parquet files, and more. There is no need to load data, create schema’s or transform data prior to asking natural language queries.
When combined with AnswerRocket’s ability to translate Natural Language to SQL, users now have the power of natural language query on Hadoop.