Integrate Azure Data Catalog Data in Your Informatica Cloud Instance

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Azure Data Catalog JDBC Driver

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Use the CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog with the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent to access live Azure Data Catalog data from Informatica Cloud.

Informatica Cloud allows you to perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) tasks in the cloud. With the Cloud Secure Agent and the CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog, you get live access to Azure Data Catalog data, directly within Informatica Cloud. In this article, we will walk through downloading and registering the Cloud Secure Agent, connecting to Azure Data Catalog through the JDBC Driver and generating a mapping that can be used in any Informatica Cloud process.

Informatica Cloud Secure Agent

To work with the Azure Data Catalog data through the JDBC Driver, install the Cloud Secure Agent.

  1. Navigate to the Administrator page in Informatica Cloud
  2. Select the Runtime Environments tab
  3. Click "Download Secure Agent"
  4. Make note of the Install Token
  5. Run the installer on the client machine and register the Cloud Secure Agent with your username and install token

NOTE: It may take some time for all of the Cloud Secure Agent services to get up and running.

Connecting to the Azure Data Catalog JDBC Driver

With the Cloud Secure Agent installed and running, you are ready to connect to Azure Data Catalog through the JDBC Driver. Start by clicking the Connections tab and clicking New Connection. Fill in the following properties for the connection:

  • Connection Name: Name your connection (i.e.: CData Azure Data Catalog Connection)
  • Type: Select "JDBC_IC (Informatica Cloud)"
  • Runtime Environment: Select the runtime environment where you installed the Cloud Secure Agent
  • JDBC Connection URL: Set this to the JDBC URL for Azure Data Catalog. Your URL will look similar to the following:

    jdbc:azuredatacatalog:InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;

    You can optionally set the following to read the different catalog data returned from Azure Data Catalog.

      CatalogName: Set this to the CatalogName associated with your Azure Data Catalog. To get your Catalog name, navigate to your Azure Portal home page > Data Catalog > Catalog Name

    Connect Using OAuth Authentication

    You must use OAuth to authenticate with Azure Data Catalog. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Azure Data Catalog using the browser. For more information, refer to the OAuth section in the help documentation.

    Built-In Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Azure Data Catalog JDBC Driver. Either double-click the .jar file or execute the .jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.jar

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

  • JDBC Jar Directory: Set this to the lib folder in the installation location for the JDBC Driver (on Windows, typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog\)
  • Driver Class: Set this to cdata.jdbc.azuredatacatalog.AzureDataCatalogDriver
  • Username: Set this to a placeholder value (since Azure Data Catalog does not require a username)
  • Password: Set this to a placeholder value (since Azure Data Catalog does not require a password)

Create a Mapping for Azure Data Catalog Data

With the connection to Azure Data Catalog configured, we can now access Azure Data Catalog data in any Informatica process. The steps below walk through creating a mapping for Azure Data Catalog to another data target.

  1. Navigate to the Data Integration page
  2. Click New.. and select Mapping from the Mappings tab
  3. Click the Source Object and in the Source tab, select the Connection and set the Source Type
  4. Click "Select" to choose the table to map
  5. In the Fields tab, select the fields from the Azure Data Catalog table to map
  6. Click the Target object and configure the Target source, table and fields. In the Field Mapping tab, map the source fields to the target fields.

With the mapping configured, you are ready to start integrating live Azure Data Catalog data with any of the supported connections in Informatica Cloud. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Azure Data Catalog and start working with your live Azure Data Catalog data in Informatica Cloud today.