Integrate Azure Synapse Data in Your Informatica Cloud Instance

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Azure Synapse JDBC Driver

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Use the CData JDBC Driver for Azure Synapse with the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent to access live Azure Synapse 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 Synapse, you get live access to Azure Synapse data, directly within Informatica Cloud. In this article, we will walk through downloading and registering the Cloud Secure Agent, connecting to Azure Synapse 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 Synapse 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 Synapse JDBC Driver

With the Cloud Secure Agent installed and running, you are ready to connect to Azure Synapse 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 Synapse 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 Synapse. Your URL will look similar to the following:

    jdbc:azuresynapse:User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Database=Northwind;

    Connecting to Azure Synapse

    In addition to providing authentication (see below), set the following properties to connect to a Azure Synapse database:

    • Server: The server running Azure. You can find this by logging into the Azure portal and navigating to Azure Synapse Analytics -> Select your database -> Overview -> Server name.
    • Database: The name of the database, as seen in the Azure portal on the Azure Synapse Analytics page.

    Authenticating to Azure Synapse

    Connect to Azure Synapse using the following properties:

    • User: The username provided for authentication with Azure.
    • Password: The password associated with the authenticating user.

    Built-In Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.azuresynapse.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 Synapse\)
  • Driver Class: Set this to cdata.jdbc.azuresynapse.AzureSynapseDriver
  • Username: Set this to the username for Azure Synapse
  • Password: Set this to the password for Azure Synapse

Create a Mapping for Azure Synapse Data

With the connection to Azure Synapse configured, we can now access Azure Synapse data in any Informatica process. The steps below walk through creating a mapping for Azure Synapse 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 Synapse 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 Synapse data with any of the supported connections in Informatica Cloud. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Azure Synapse and start working with your live Azure Synapse data in Informatica Cloud today.