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Query Azure Management Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Azure Management data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Azure Management data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Azure Management in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Azure Management, allowing you to easily query live Azure Management data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Azure Management, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Azure Management data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Azure Management Data

CData Cloud Hub uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Azure Management" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Azure Management.

    Azure Data Management uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. See the Getting Started section of the CData driver documentation for a guide.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Azure Management data from any MySQL client.

Query Azure Management from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Azure Management with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Azure Management (azuremanagementdb)

Connect to Azure Management data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'azuremanagementdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Subscriptions', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();