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Dremel is an interactive data query system by Google, capable of reading petabytes of data in a matter of seconds. The power behind Google’s famous BigQuery software, Dremel is highly scalable and can run across thousands of servers. Dremel has been designed to work well with MapReduce.

Since its development, Dremel has inspired the creation of tools with similar functions, the most well-known of which is Apache Drill.

Founders: Sergey Brin and Larry Page (Google)
CEO: Larry Page (Google)
2003-2004: Google releases papers describing Google File System and MapReduce
2006: Google begins using Dremel internally
2009: Google begins replacing Google File System and MapReduce with Caffeine, Dremel and other advanced software
2010: Google releases a paper about Dremel

Google’s headquarters is in Mountain View, California, USA. The company has offices all over the world: in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.