Both Parquet and Hive support writing nested structures into parquet
A CTAS from Drill fails when there is a nested list of lists, in one of the columns in the project.
JSON data used in the test, note that "arr" is a nested list of lists
CTAS fails with UnsupportedOperationException on Drill 1.12.0-mapr commit id bb07ebbb9ba8742f44689f8bd8efb5853c5edea0
Stack trace from drillbit.log