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Query Amazon S3 Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Amazon S3 data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Amazon S3 to query Amazon S3 data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Amazon S3 data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Amazon S3 Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

To authorize Amazon S3 requests, provide the credentials for an administrator account or for an IAM user with custom permissions. Set AccessKey to the access key Id. Set SecretKey to the secret access key.

Note: You can connect as the AWS account administrator, but it is recommended to use IAM user credentials to access AWS services.

For information on obtaining the credentials and other authentication methods, refer to the Getting Started section of the Help documentation.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Amazon S3 data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query Amazon S3 from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Amazon S3 database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Amazon S3 data.

Connect to Amazon S3 through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Amazon S3).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Amazon S3 Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Amazon S3).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Amazon S3 data, like SELECT * FROM `CData AmazonS3 Sys`.ObjectsACL;

With access to live Amazon S3 data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Amazon S3, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Amazon S3 and the CData SQL Gateway.