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Automated Continuous Amazon S3 Replication to SQL Server

Use CData Sync for automated, continuous, customizable Amazon S3 replication to SQL Server.

Always-on applications rely on automatic failover capabilities and real-time data access. CData Sync integrates live Amazon S3 data into your SQL Server instance, allowing you to consolidate all of your data into a single location for archiving, reporting, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and more.

Configure SQL Server as a Replication Destination

Using CData Sync, you can replicate Amazon S3 data to SQL Server. To add a replication destination, navigate to the Connections tab.

  1. Click Add Connection.
  2. Select SQL Server as a destination.
  3. Enter the necessary connection properties. To connect to SQL Server, set the following:
    • Server: The name or network address of the computer running SQL Server.
    • User: The username provided for authentication with SQL Server, if using forms authentication.
    • Password: The password provided for authentication with SQL Server, if using forms authentication.
    • Database: The name of the SQL Server database.

    Java Edition

    The Java version requires the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center. Copy the JDBC driver to the lib folder of your Java Web server to make a connection.

  4. Click Test Connection to ensure that the connection is configured properly.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Configure the Amazon S3 Connection

You can configure a connection to Amazon S3 from the Connections tab. To add a connection to your Amazon S3 account, navigate to the Connections tab.

  1. Click Add Connection.
  2. Select a source (Amazon S3).
  3. Configure the connection properties.

    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.

  4. Click Connect to ensure that the connection is configured properly.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Configure Replication Queries

CData Sync enables you to control replication with a point-and-click interface and with SQL queries. For each replication you wish to configure, navigate to the Jobs tab and click Add Job. Select the Source and Destination for your replication.

Replicate Entire Tables

To replicate an entire table, click Add Tables in the Tables section, choose the table(s) you wish to replicate, and click Add Selected Tables.

Customize Your Replication

You can use the Transform feature to customize your replication. The Transform feature allows you to specify which columns to replicate, rename the columns at the destination, and even perform operations on the source data before replicating. To customize your replication, click the Transform button in the Tables section and customize the replication.

Schedule Your Replication

In the Schedule section, you can schedule a job to run automatically, configuring the job to run after specified intervals ranging from once every 15 minutes to once every month.

Once you have configured the replication job, click Save Changes. You can configure any number of jobs to manage the replication of your Amazon S3 data to SQL Server.