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The JDBC-ODBC Bridge provides JDBC access from any Java App to ODBC data sources on Windows, Linux and Mac. Whether your organization uses Java-based tools for reporting and analytics, or builds custom Java solutions, the CData JDBC-ODBC Bridge provides an easy way to connect with any ODBC data source.

Connect to JDBC-ODBC Bridge Data in as an External Source in Dremio

Use the CData JDBC Driver to connect to JDBC-ODBC Bridge as an External Source in Dremio.

The CData JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver implements JDBC Standards and allows various applications, including Dremio, to work with live JDBC-ODBC Bridge data. 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 JDBC-ODBC Bridge data as a part of your enterprise data lake. This article describes how to connect to JDBC-ODBC Bridge data from Dremio as an External Source.

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

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 JDBC-ODBC Bridge to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/3rdparty. You can use commands similar to the following:

ARP Connector

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

JDBC Driver for JDBC-ODBC Bridge

docker cp PATH\TO\cdata.jdbc.jdbcodbc.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/3rdparty/

Connecting to JDBC-ODBC Bridge

JDBC-ODBC Bridge will now appear as an External Source option in Dremio. The ARP Connector built uses a JDBC URL to connect to JDBC-ODBC Bridge data. 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 JDBC-ODBC Bridge JDBC Driver. Double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command line.

java -jar cdata.jdbc.jdbcodbc.jar

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

To connect to an ODBC data source, specify either the DSN (data source name) or specify an ODBC connection string: Set Driver and the connection properties for your ODBC driver.

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 JDBC-ODBC Bridge as an External Source

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

Save the connection and you are ready to query live JDBC-ODBC Bridge data in Dremio, easily incorporating JDBC-ODBC Bridge data into your data lake.

More Information & Free Trial

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