Query Cassandra Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Cassandra data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Cassandra data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to Cassandra data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Cassandra in Connect and work with live Cassandra data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Cassandra Data

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

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "Cassandra" from Available Data Sources.
  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 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 Cassandra from MySQL Workbench.

Query Cassandra from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Cassandra database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Cassandra data.

Connect to Cassandra through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Cassandra Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Cassandra data, like SELECT * FROM cassandradb.Customer;

With access to live Cassandra data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Cassandra, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Cassandra just like a MySQL database today.