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Access Live EnterpriseDB Data in AWS Lambda (with IntelliJ IDEA)

Connect to live EnterpriseDB data in AWS Lambda using IntelliJ IDEA and the CData JDBC Driver to build the function.

AWS Lambda is a compute service that lets you build applications that respond quickly to new information and events. AWS Lambda functions can work with live EnterpriseDB data when paired with the CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB. This article describes how to connect to and query EnterpriseDB data from an AWS Lambda function built with Maven in IntelliJ.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live EnterpriseDB data. When you issue complex SQL queries to EnterpriseDB, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to EnterpriseDB and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations). In addition, its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze EnterpriseDB data using native data types.

Gather Connection Properties and Build a Connection String

Download the CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB installer, unzip the package, and run the JAR file to install the driver. Then gather the required connection properties.

The following connection properties are required in order to connect to data.

  • Server: The host name or IP of the server hosting the EnterpriseDB database.
  • Port: The port of the server hosting the EnterpriseDB database.

You can also optionally set the following:

  • Database: The default database to connect to when connecting to the EnterpriseDB Server. If this is not set, the user's default database will be used.

Connect Using Standard Authentication

To authenticate using standard authentication, set the following:

  • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the EnterpriseDB server.
  • Password: The password which will be used to authenticate with the EnterpriseDB server.

Connect Using SSL Authentication

You can leverage SSL authentication to connect to EnterpriseDB data via a secure session. Configure the following connection properties to connect to data:

  • SSLClientCert: Set this to the name of the certificate store for the client certificate. Used in the case of 2-way SSL, where truststore and keystore are kept on both the client and server machines.
  • SSLClientCertPassword: If a client certificate store is password-protected, set this value to the store's password.
  • SSLClientCertSubject: The subject of the TLS/SSL client certificate. Used to locate the certificate in the store.
  • SSLClientCertType: The certificate type of the client store.
  • SSLServerCert: The certificate to be accepted from the server.

NOTE: To use the JDBC driver in an AWS Lambda function, you will need a license (full or trial) and a Runtime Key (RTK). For more information on obtaining this license (or a trial), contact our sales team.

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the EnterpriseDB JDBC Driver. Double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command line.

java -jar cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.jar

Fill in the connection properties (including the RTK) and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

Create a Project in IntelliJ

  1. In IntelliJ IDEA, click New Project.
  2. Select "Maven Archetype" from the Generators
  3. Name the project and select "maven.archetypes:maven-archetype-quickstart" Archetype.
  4. Click "Create"

Install the CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB JAR File

Use the following Maven command from the project's root folder to install JAR file in the project.

mvn install:install-file -Dfile="PATH/TO/CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB 20XX/lib/cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.jar" -DgroupId="org.cdata.connectors" -DartifactId="cdata-enterprisedb-connector" -Dversion="23" -Dpackaging=jar

Add Dependencies

Within the Maven project's pom.xml file, add AWS and the CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB as dependencies (within the <dependencies> element) using the following XML.

  • AWS <dependency> <groupId>com.amazonaws</groupId> <artifactId>aws-lambda-java-core</artifaceId> <version>1.2.2</version> <!--Replace with the actual version--> </dependency>
  • CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB <dependency> <groupId>org.cdata.connectors</groupId> <artifactId>cdata-enterprisedb-connector</artifaceId> <version>23</version> <!--Replace with the actual version--> </dependency>

Create an AWS Lambda Function

For this sample project, we create two source files: and

Lambda Function Definition

  1. Update CDataLambda to implement the RequestHandler interface from the AWS Lambda SDK. You will need to add the handleRequest method, which performs the following tasks when the Lambda function is triggered:
    1. Constructs a SQL query using the input.
    2. Registers the CData JDBC driver for EnterpriseDB.
    3. Establishes a connection to EnterpriseDB using JDBC.
    4. Executes the SQL query on EnterpriseDB.
    5. Prints the results to the console.
    6. Returns an output message.
  2. Add the following import statements to the Java class: import java.sql.Connection; import java.sql.DriverManager; import java.sql.ResultSet; import java.sql.ResultSetMetaData; import java.sql.SQLException; import java.sql.Statement;
  3. Replace the body of the handleRequest method with the code below. Be sure to fill in the connection string in the DriverManager.getConnection method call.

    String query = "SELECT * FROM " + input; try { Class.forName("cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.EnterpriseDBDriver"); cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.EnterpriseDBDriver driver = new cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.EnterpriseDBDriver(); DriverManager.registerDriver(driver); } catch (SQLException ex) { } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) { throw new RuntimeException(e); } Connection connection = null; try { connection = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:cdata:enterprisedb:RTK=52465...;User=postgres;Password=admin;Database=postgres;Server=;Port=5444"); } catch (SQLException ex) { context.getLogger().log("Error getting connection: " + ex.getMessage()); } catch (Exception ex) { context.getLogger().log("Error: " + ex.getMessage()); } if(connection != null) { context.getLogger().log("Connected Successfully!\n"); } ResultSet resultSet = null; try { //executing query Statement stmt = connection.createStatement(); resultSet = stmt.executeQuery(query); ResultSetMetaData metaData = resultSet.getMetaData(); int numCols = metaData.getColumnCount(); //printing the results while( { for(int i = 1; i <= numCols; i++) { System.out.printf("%-25s", (resultSet.getObject(i) != null) ? resultSet.getObject(i).toString().replaceAll("\n", "") : null ); } System.out.print("\n"); } } catch (SQLException ex) { System.out.println("SQL Exception: " + ex.getMessage()); } catch (Exception ex) { System.out.println("General exception: " + ex.getMessage()); } return "query: " + query + " complete";

Deploy and Run the Lambda Function

Once you build the function in Intellij, you are ready to deploy the entire Maven project as a single JAR file.

  1. In IntelliJ, use the mvn install command to build the SNAPSHOT JAR file.
  2. Create a new function in AWS Lambda (or open an existing one).
  3. Name the function, select an IAM role, and set the timeout value to a high enough value to ensure the function completes (depending on the result size of your query).
  4. Click "Upload from" -> ".zip file" and select your SNAPSHOT JAR file.
  5. In the "Runtime settings" section, click "Edit" and set Handler to your "handleRequest" method (e.g. package.class::handleRequest)
  6. You can now test the function. Set the "Event JSON" field to a table name and click, click "Test"

Free Trial & More Information

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