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Connect to Sybase IQ Data in as an External Source in Dremio

Use the CData JDBC Driver to connect to Sybase IQ as an External Source in Dremio.

The CData JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ implements JDBC Standards and allows various applications, including Dremio, to work with live Sybase IQ data. Dremio is a data lakehouse platform designed to empower self-service, interactive analytics on the data lake. With the CData JDBC Driver, you can include live Sybase IQ data as a part of your enterprise data lake. This article describes how to connect to Sybase IQ data from Dremio as an External Source.

The CData JDBC Driver enables high-speed access to live Sybase IQ data in Dremio. Once you install the driver, authenticate with Sybase IQ and gain immediate access to Sybase IQ data within your data lake. By surfacing Sybase IQ data using native data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, the CData JDBC Driver grants seamless access to Sybase IQ data.

Build the ARP Connector

To use the CData JDBC Driver in Dremio, you need to build an Advanced Relation Pushdown (ARP) Connector. You can view the source code for the Connector on GitHub or download the ZIP file ( directly. Once you copy or extract the files, run the following command from the root directory of the connector (the directory containing the pom.xml file) to build the connector.

mvn clean install

Once the JAR file for the connector is built (in the target directory), you are ready to copy the ARP connector and JDBC Driver to your Dremio instance.

Installing the Connector and JDBC Driver

Install the ARP Connector to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/ and the JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/3rdparty. You can use commands similar to the following:

ARP Connector

docker cp PATH\TO\dremio-sybaseiq-plugin-20.0.0.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/

JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ

docker cp PATH\TO\cdata.jdbc.sybaseiq.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/3rdparty/

Connecting to Sybase IQ

Sybase IQ will now appear as an External Source option in Dremio. The ARP Connector built uses a JDBC URL to connect to Sybase IQ data. The JDBC Driver has a built-in connection string designer that you can use (see below).

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.sybaseiq.jar

Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

To connect to SybaseIQ, set User, Password, Server and Database properties. To secure connections with TLS/SSL, set UseSSL to TRUE.

NOTE: To use the JDBC Driver in Dremio, 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.

Add the Runtime Key (RTK) to the JDBC URL. You will end up with a JDBC URL similar to the following:


Access Sybase IQ as an External Source

To add Sybase IQ as an External Source, click to add a new source and select SybaseIQ. Copy the JDBC URL and paste it into the New SybaseIQ Source wizard.

Save the connection and you are ready to query live Sybase IQ data in Dremio, easily incorporating Sybase IQ data into your data lake.

More Information & Free Trial

Using the CData JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ in Dremio, you can incorporate live Sybase IQ data into your data lake. Check out our CData JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ page for more information about connecting to Sybase IQ. Download a free, 30 day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ and get started today.