Ready to get started?

Learn more about CData Connect Cloud or sign up for free trial access:

Free Trial

Build Cassandra-Connected Apps in Bubble



Use CData Connect Cloud to create an OData feed for Cassandra and create custom apps in Bubble.

Bubble is a no-code platform that simplifies the process of developing and launching apps and businesses. When coupled with CData Connect Cloud, you gain effortless no-code access to Cassandra data for streamlined app development. This article guides you through the integration process from Bubble to Cassandra using CData Connect Cloud.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure cloud-to-cloud OData interface for Cassandra data that allows you to integrate from Bubble to Cassandra data in real time.

Connect to Cassandra from Bubble

To work with Cassandra data from Bubble, we need to connect to Cassandra from Connect Cloud, provide user access to the connection, and create OData endpoints for the Cassandra data.

(Optional) Add a New Connect Cloud User

As needed, create Users to connect to Cassandra through Connect Cloud.

  1. Navigate to the Users page and click Invite Users
  2. Enter the new user's email address and click Send to invite the user
  3. You can review and edit users from the Users page

Add a Personal Access Token

If you are connecting from a service, application, platform, or framework that does not support OAuth authentication, you can create a Personal Access Token (PAT) to use for authentication. Best practices would dictate that you create a separate PAT for each service, to maintain granularity of access.

  1. Click on your username at the top right of the Connect Cloud app and click User Profile.
  2. On the User Profile page, scroll down to the Personal Access Tokens section and click Create PAT.
  3. Give your PAT a name and click Create.
  4. The personal access token is only visible at creation, so be sure to copy it and store it securely for future use.

Connect to Cassandra from Connect Cloud

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

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Cassandra" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Cassandra.

    Set the Server, Port, and Database connection properties to connect to Cassandra. Additionally, to use internal authentication set the User and Password connection properties.

  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Cassandra Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

Add Cassandra OData Endpoints in Connect Cloud

After connecting to Cassandra, create OData Endpoints for the desired table(s).

  1. Navigate to the OData page and click Add to create new OData endpoints
  2. Select the Cassandra connection (e.g. Cassandra1) and click Next
  3. Select the table(s) you wish to work with and click Confirm

With the connection and OData endpoints configured, you are ready to connect to Cassandra data from Bubble.

Build a Cassandra-Connected App

With OData endpoints added to Connect Cloud, you can build an app in Bubble with live access to Cassandra data.

Configure the Bubble API Connector

To start, Configure the API Connector for accessing CData Connect Cloud from Bubble.

  1. In your app, click the Plugins tab and click Add plugins
  2. Search for "API Connector" and click Install
  3. After installation, click the "Add another API" button and configure the API:
    • Name the API
    • Set Authentication to "HTTP Basic Auth"
    • Set Username to a Connect Cloud user (e.g. user@mydomain.com)
    • Set Password to the PAT for the above user
    • Expand the API Call, select the "GET" command and set the URL to an OData endpoint you previously configured (e.g. https://cloud.cdata.com/api/odata/service/Customer)
  4. Click the "Initialize call" button to adjust data types in the response (as needed)
  5. After making any necessary changes, click "Save"

Configure the App UI

With the API Connector configure, you are ready to retrieve Cassandra data in your Bubble app. In this article, we request the data with a UI component that can display an Excel-like table.

  1. On the Plugin tab, install the "Excel-like HandsonTable"
  2. On the Design tab, add an "Excel Table" to the workspace
  3. In the Excel Table, in Data source, select "Get data from an external API"
  4. Set Type of content to "API Call value"
  5. Set Data source to "CData Connect Cloud - API Call's value" (or equivalent)
  6. Click "Preview" to ensure the data was retrieved from Cassandra.

At this point, you can develop applications with live access to Cassandra data without needing to know the complexities of the back-end API.

Live Access to Cassandra Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live Cassandra data from Bubble. You can create more Cassandra-connected apps — all without writing any code or replicating Cassandra data.

To get live data access to 100+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, see the CData Connect Cloud.