FTP Drivers & Connectors
for Data Integration

FTP Client account access through easy-to-use, bi-directional drivers. Easily integrate FTP data with BI, Reporting, Analytics, ETL Tools, and Custom Solutions.


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BI & Analytics



Our drivers offer the fastest and easiest way to connect real-time FTP data with BI, analytics, reporting and data visualization technologies. They provide unmatched query performance, comprehensive access to FTP data and metadata, and seamlessly integrate with your favorite analytics tools.

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Popular BI & Analytics Integrations



Alteryx Designer: Prepare, Blend, and Analyze FTP in Alteryx Designer (ODBC) Amazon QuickSight: Build Interactive Dashboards from FTP Data in Amazon QuickSight Aqua Data Studio: Connect to FTP in Aqua Data Studio AWS Databricks: Process & Analyze FTP Data in Databricks (AWS) Birst: Build Visualizations of FTP in Birst BIRT: Design BIRT Reports on FTP Clear Analytics: Build Charts with FTP in Clear Analytics DBxtra: Build Dashboards with FTP in DBxtra Domo: Create Datasets from FTP in Domo Workbench Dundas BI: Build Dashboards with FTP in Dundas BI Excel (on Mac OS): Work with FTP Data in MS Excel on Mac OS X FineReport: Feed FTP into FineReport IBM Cognos BI: Create Data Visualizations in Cognos BI with FTP Infragistics Reveal: Analyze FTP Data in Infragistics Reval JasperServer: Create FTP Reports on JasperReports Server Jaspersoft BI Suite: Connect to FTP in Jaspersoft Studio JReport Designer: Integrate with FTP in JReport Designer Klipfolio: Create FTP-Connected Visualizations in Klipfolio KNIME: Enable the FTP JDBC Driver in KNIME LINQPad: Working with FTP in LINQPad Microsoft SSAS: Build an OLAP Cube in SSAS from FTP MicroStrategy: Connect to Live FTP Data in MicroStrategy through Connect Server MicroStrategy: Use the CData JDBC Driver for FTP in MicroStrategy Microstrategy Desktop: Use the CData JDBC Driver for FTP in MicroStrategy Desktop Microstrategy Web: Use the CData JDBC Driver for FTP in MicroStrategy Web OBIEE: FTP Reporting in OBIEE with the FTP JDBC Driver pandas: Use pandas to Visualize FTP in Python Pentaho Report Designer: Integrate FTP in the Pentaho Report Designer Power BI Desktop: Author Power BI Reports on Real-Time FTP Power BI Service: Visualize Live FTP Data in the Power BI Service Power Pivot: Access FTP Data in Microsoft Power Pivot Power Query: Access FTP Data in Microsoft Power Query QlikView: Connect to and Query FTP in QlikView over ODBC R: Analyze FTP in R (JDBC) R: Analyze FTP in R (ODBC) RapidMiner: Connect to FTP in RapidMiner Redash: Build FTP-Connected Dashboards in Redash SAP Analytics Cloud: Analyze FTP Data in SAP Analytics Cloud SAP Business Objects: Create an SAP BusinessObjects Universe on the CData JDBC Driver for FTP SAP Crystal Reports: Publish Reports with FTP in Crystal Reports SAS: Use the CData ODBC Driver for FTP in SAS for Real-Time Reporting and Analytics SAS JMP: Use the CData ODBC Driver for FTP in SAS JMP Sisense: Visualize Live FTP in Sisense Spago BI: Connect to FTP in SpagoBI Tableau Cloud: Build FTP Visualizations in Tableau Cloud TIBCO Spotfire: Visualize FTP in TIBCO Spotfire through ADO.NET TIBCO Spotfire: Visualize FTP Data in TIBCO Spotfire TIBCO Spotfire Server: Operational Reporting on FTP from Spotfire Server Visio: Link Visio Shapes to FTP

ETL, Replication, & Warehousing



From drivers and adapters that extend your favorite ETL tools with FTP connectivity to ETL/ELT tools for replication — our FTP integration solutions provide robust, reliable, and secure data movement.

Connect your RDBMS or data warehouse with FTP to facilitate operational reporting, offload queries and increase performance, support data governance initiatives, archive data for disaster recovery, and more.


Popular Data Warehousing Integrations



Workflow & Automation Tools



Connect to FTP from popular data migration, ESB, iPaaS, and BPM tools.

Our drivers and adapters provide straightforward access to FTP data from popular applications like BizTalk, MuleSoft, SQL SSIS, Microsoft Flow, Power Apps, Talend, and many more.

Popular Workflow & Automation Tool Integrations



Developer Tools & Technologies



The easiest way to integrate with FTP from anywhere. Our FTP drivers offer a data-centric model for FTP that dramatically simplifies integration — allowing developers to build higher quality applications, faster than ever before. Learn more about the benefits for developers:



Popular Developer Integrations



.NET Charts: DataBind Charts to FTP .NET QueryBuilder: Rapidly Develop FTP-Driven Apps with Active Query Builder Angular JS: Using AngularJS to Build Dynamic Web Pages with FTP Apache Spark: Work with FTP in Apache Spark Using SQL AppSheet: Create FTP-Connected Business Apps in AppSheet C++Builder: DataBind Controls to FTP Data in C++Builder ColdFusion: Query FTP in ColdFusion Using JDBC ColdFusion: Query FTP in ColdFusion Using ODBC Dash: Use Dash & Python to Build Web Apps on FTP Delphi: DataBind Controls to FTP Data in Delphi DevExpress: DataBind FTP to the DevExpress Data Grid EF - Code First: Access FTP with Entity Framework 6 EF - LINQ: LINQ to FTP EF - MVC: Build MVC Applications with Connectivity to FTP Filemaker Pro: Bidirectional Access to FTP from FileMaker Pro Filemaker Pro (on Mac): Bidirectional Access to FTP from FileMaker Pro (on Mac) Go: Write a Simple Go Application to work with FTP on Linux Google Apps Script: Connect to FTP Data in Google Apps Script Hibernate: Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) with FTP Entities in Java IntelliJ: Connect to FTP in IntelliJ JBoss: Connect to FTP from a Connection Pool in JBoss JDBI: Create a Data Access Object for FTP using JDBI JRuby: Connect to FTP in JRuby Microsoft Power Apps: Integrate Live FTP Data into Custom Business Apps Built in Power Apps NodeJS: Query FTP Data in Node.js (via Connect Server) NodeJS: Query FTP through ODBC in Node.js PHP: Access FTP in PHP through Connect Server PHP: Natively Connect to FTP in PHP PowerBuilder: Connect to FTP from PowerBuilder PowerShell: Pipe FTP to CSV in PowerShell PyCharm: Using the CData ODBC Driver for FTP in PyCharm Python: Connect to FTP in Python on Linux/UNIX React: Build Dynamic React Apps with FTP Data Ruby: Connect to FTP in Ruby RunMyProcess: Connect to FTP Data in RunMyProcess RunMyProcess DSEC: Connect to FTP in DigitalSuite Studio through RunMyProcess DSEC SAP UI5: Integrate Real-Time Access to FTP in SAPUI5 MVC Apps Servoy: Build FTP-Connected Apps in Servoy Spring Boot: Access Live FTP Data in Spring Boot Apps SQLAlchemy: Use SQLAlchemy ORMs to Access FTP in Python Tomcat: Configure the CData JDBC Driver for FTP in a Connection Pool in Tomcat Unqork: Create FTP-Connected Applications in Unqork VCL App (RAD Studio): Build a Simple VCL Application for FTP WebLogic: Connect to FTP from a Connection Pool in WebLogic


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Frequently Asked FTP Driver Questions

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The FTP driver acts like a bridge that facilitates communication between various applications and FTP, allowing the application to read data as if it were a relational database. The FTP driver abstracts the complexities of FTP APIs, authentication methods, and data types, making it simple for any application to connect to FTP data in real-time via standard SQL queries.

Working with a FTP Driver is different than connecting with FTP through other means. FTP API integrations require technical experience from a software developer or IT resources. Additionally, due to the constant evolution of APIs and services, once you build your integration you have to constantly maintain FTP integration code moving forward.

By comparison, our FTP Drivers offer codeless access to live FTP data for both technical and non-technical users alike. Any user can install our drivers and begin working with live FTP data from any client application. Because our drivers conform to standard data interfaces like ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET etc. they offer a consistent, maintenance-free interface to FTP data. We manage all of the complexities of FTP integration within each driver and deploy updated drivers as systems evolve so your applications continue to run seamlessly.

Many organizations draw attention to their library of connectors. After all, data connectivity is a core capability needed for applications to maximize their business value. However, it is essential to understand exactly what you are getting when evaluating connectivity. Some vendors are happy to offer connectors that implement basic proof-of-concept level connectivity. These connectors may highlight the possibilities of working with FTP, but often only provide a fraction of capability. Finding real value from these connectors usually requires additional IT or development resources.

Unlike these POC-quality connectors, every CData FTP driver offers full-featured FTP data connectivity. The CData FTP drivers support extensive FTP integration, providing access to all of the FTP data and meta-data needed by enterprise integration or analytics projects. Each driver contains a powerful embedded SQL engine that offers applications easy and high-performance access to all FTP data. In addition, our drivers offer robust authentication and security capabilities, allowing users to connect securely across a wide range of enterprise configurations. Compare drivers and connectors to read more about some of the benefits of CData's driver connectivity.

With our drivers and connectors, every data source is essentially SQL-based. The CData FTP driver contains a full SQL-92 compliant engine that translates standard SQL queries into FTP API calls dynamically. Queries are parsed and optimized for each data source, pushing down as much of the request to FTP as possible. Any logic that can not be pushed to FTP is handled transparently client-side by the driver/connector engine. Ultimately, this means that FTP looks and acts exactly like a database to any client application or tool. Users can integrate live FTP connectivity with ANY software solution that can talk to a standard database.

The FTP drivers and connectors offer comprehensive access to FTP data. Our FTP driver exposes static and dynamic data and metadata, providing universal access to FTP data for any enterprise analytics or data mangement use. To explore the FTP driver data model, please review the edition-specific FTP driver documentation.

Using the CData FTP drivers and connectors, FTP can be easily integrated with almost any application. Any software or technology that can integrate with a database or connect with standards-based drivers like ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, etc., can use our drivers for live FTP data connectivity. Explore some of the more popular FTP data integrations online.

FTP Analytics is universally supported for BI and data science. In addition, CData provides native client connectors for popular analytics applications like Power BI, Tableau, and Excel that simplify FTP data integration. Additionally, native Python connectors are widely available for data science and data engineering projects that integrate seamlessly with popular tools like Pandas, SQLAlchemy, Dash, and Petl.

FTP data integration is typically enabled with CData Sync, a robust any-to-any data pipeline solution that is easy to set up, runs everywhere, and offers comprehensive enterprise-class features for data engineering. CData Sync makes it easy to replicate FTP data any database or data warehouse, and maintain parity between systems with automated incremental FTP replication. In addition, our FTP drivers and connectors can be easily embedded into a wide range of data integration tools to augment existing solutions.

Absolutely. CData offers native Excel Add-Ins for FTP integration. These Add-Ins provide live access to FTP data directly from Microsoft Excel.