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Dremio Flight Connector

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Building and Installation

  1. In root directory with the pom.xml file run mvn clean install
  2. Take the resulting .jar file in the target folder and put it in the \dremio\jars folder in Dremio
  3. Restart Dremio

Accessing Dremio via flight in python

The Flight endpoint is exposed on port 47470. The most recent release of pyarrow (0.14.1) has the flight client built in. To access Dremio via Flight first install pyarrow (conda install pyarrow -c conda-forge or pip install pyarrow). You must also generate the python class for the Command proto protoc -I=dremio-flight-connector/command/src/main/protobuf --python_out=. dremio-flight-connector/command/src/main/protobuf/command.proto. Then:

from pyarrow import flight
import pyarrow as pa
from .command_pb2 import Command

class HttpDremioClientAuthHandler(flight.ClientAuthHandler): 
  def __init__(self, username, password): 
    self.username = username
    self.password = password
    self.token = None

  def authenticate(self, outgoing, incoming): 
    outgoing.write(base64.b64encode(self.username + b':' + self.password))
    self.token =

  def get_token(self): 
    return self.token

username = b'<USERNAME>'
password = b'<PASSWORD>'
sql = '''<SQL_QUERY>'''

client = flight.FlightClient.connect('grpc+tcp://<DREMIO_COORDINATOR_HOST>:47470')
client.authenticate(HttpDremioClientAuthHandler(username, password)) 
cmd = Command(query=sql, parallel=False, coalesce=False, ticket=b'')
info = client.get_flight_info(flight.FlightDescriptor.for_command(cmd.SerializeToString()))
reader = client.do_get(info.endpoints[0].ticket)
batches = []
while True:
        batch, metadata = reader.read_chunk()
    except StopIteration:
data = pa.Table.from_batches(batches)
df = data.to_pandas()
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