Query Avro Data in MySQL Workbench

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Avro ODBC Driver

The Avro ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Avro, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Avro data like you would a database - read, write, and update through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against live Avro data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to Avro 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.

Connect to your local Avro file(s) by setting the URI connection property to the location of the Avro file.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Avro 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 Avro from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Avro through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Avro).
  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 Avro Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Avro).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Avro data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Avro Sys`.SampleTable_1;

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