My name is Vadim. I am the original author of facet.js. I have been working on a number of projects to make Druid more awesome to use. Two of these projects are now mature enough to open.
Plywood is an open source library for querying Druid. It’s an extension of the work I was doing on facet.js. I’ve reworked the APIs and fixed numerous issues with the project. The idea is to make building data applications easier.
Pivot is an open source exploratory analytics UI built on top of Plywood that’s meant to work really well with Druid. It enables OLAP operations such as slice and dice, drill down, and roll-up in a visualized manner. Pivot also comes with a sample local dataset if you want to just try it out without a Druid connection. Pivot is currently in early alpha so DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION and expect big UI changes.
If you are interested to try out Pivot please follow the instructions in the README and let me know if you have difficulties setting it up.
I’d love to get feedback on both projects.