Data Exploration with Apache Drill

Abstract: Join Charles Givre for a hands on introduction to data exploration with Apache Drill. Becoming a data-driven business means using all the data you have available, but a common problem in many organizations is that data is not optimally arranged for ad-hoc analysis. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, you'll gain the ability to access previously inaccessible data sources and analyze them with ease. You’ll learn how to use Drill to query and analyze structured data, connect multiple data sources to Drill, and perform cross-silo queries. Study after study shows that data scientists and analysts spend between 50% and 90% of their time preparing their data for analysis. Using Drill, you can dramatically reduce the time it takes to go from raw data to insight. This course will show you how.

Bio: Mr. Charles Givre has worked as a Senior Lead Data Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton for the last six years where he works in the intersection of cyber security and data science. For the last few years, Mr. Givre worked on one of Booz Allen's largest analytic programs where he led data science efforts and worked to expand the role of data science in the program. Mr. Givre is passionate about teaching others data science and analytic skills and has taught data science classes all over the world at conferences, universities and for clients. Most recently, Mr. Givre taught a data science class at the BlackHat conference in Las Vegas and the Center for Research in Applied Cryptography and Cyber Security at Bar Ilan University. He is a sought-after speaker and has delivered presentations at major industry conferences such as Strata-Hadoop World, BlackHat, Open Data Science Conference and others. One of Mr. Givre's research interests is increasing the productivity of data science and analytic teams, and towards that end, he has been working extensively to promote the use of Apache Drill in security applications and has contributed to the code base. Mr. Givre teaches online classes for O'Reilly about Drill and Security Data Science and is a coauthor for the forthcoming O'Reilly book about Apache Drill. Prior to joining Booz Allen, Mr. Givre, worked as a counterterrorism analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency for five years. Mr. Givre holds a Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor's of Music both from the University of Arizona. Mr. Givre holds various Certifications including CISSP, Security+, Network+, Certified Penetration Tester, and CDIA+. He speaks French reasonably well, plays trombone, lives in Baltimore with his family and in his non-existant spare time, is restoring a classic British sports car. Mr. Givre blogs at and tweets @cgivre.

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