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Connect to Bing Search Results in as an External Source in Dremio

Use the CData JDBC Driver to connect to Bing Search as an External Source in Dremio.

The CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search implements JDBC Standards and allows various applications, including Dremio, to work with live Bing Search results. Dremio is a data lakehouse platform designed to empower self-service, interactive analytics on the data lake. With the CData JDBC Driver, you can include live Bing Search results as a part of your enterprise data lake. This article describes how to connect to Bing Search results from Dremio as an External Source.

The CData JDBC Driver enables high-speed access to live Bing Search results in Dremio. Once you install the driver, authenticate with Bing Search and gain immediate access to Bing Search results within your data lake. By surfacing Bing Search results using native data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, the CData JDBC Driver grants seamless access to Bing Search results.

Build the ARP Connector

To use the CData JDBC Driver in Dremio, you need to build an Advanced Relation Pushdown (ARP) Connector. You can view the source code for the Connector on GitHub or download the ZIP file ( directly. Once you copy or extract the files, run the following command from the root directory of the connector (the directory containing the pom.xml file) to build the connector.

mvn clean install

Once the JAR file for the connector is built (in the target directory), you are ready to copy the ARP connector and JDBC Driver to your Dremio instance.

Installing the Connector and JDBC Driver

Install the ARP Connector to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/ and the JDBC Driver for Bing Search to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/3rdparty. You can use commands similar to the following:

ARP Connector

docker cp PATH\TO\dremio-bing-plugin-20.0.0.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/

JDBC Driver for Bing Search

docker cp PATH\TO\ dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/3rdparty/

Connecting to Bing Search

Bing Search will now appear as an External Source option in Dremio. The ARP Connector built uses a JDBC URL to connect to Bing Search results. The JDBC Driver has a built-in connection string designer that you can use (see below).

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Bing Search JDBC Driver. Double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command line.

java -jar

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

To connect to Bing, set the ApiKey connection property. To obtain the API key, sign into Microsoft Cognitive Services and register for the Bing Search APIs.

Two API keys are then generated; select either one.

When querying tables, the SearchTerms parameter must be supplied in the WHERE clause.

NOTE: To use the JDBC Driver in Dremio, you will need a license (full or trial) and a Runtime Key (RTK). For more information on obtaining this license (or a trial), contact our sales team.

Add the Runtime Key (RTK) to the JDBC URL. You will end up with a JDBC URL similar to the following:


Access Bing Search as an External Source

To add Bing Search as an External Source, click to add a new source and select Bing. Copy the JDBC URL and paste it into the New Bing Source wizard.

Save the connection and you are ready to query live Bing Search results in Dremio, easily incorporating Bing Search results into your data lake.

More Information & Free Trial

Using the CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search in Dremio, you can incorporate live Bing Search results into your data lake. Check out our CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search page for more information about connecting to Bing Search. Download a free, 30 day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Bing Search and get started today.