Manage Databricks Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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Databricks JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Databricks.



Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Databricks.

The CData JDBC Driver for Databricks seamlessly integrates Databricks data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Databricks data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Databricks in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Databricks Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Databricks data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    To connect to a Databricks cluster, set the properties as described below.

    Note: The needed values can be found in your Databricks instance by navigating to Clusters, and selecting the desired cluster, and selecting the JDBC/ODBC tab under Advanced Options.

    • Server: Set to the Server Hostname of your Databricks cluster.
    • HTTPPath: Set to the HTTP Path of your Databricks cluster.
    • Token: Set to your personal access token (this value can be obtained by navigating to the User Settings page of your Databricks instance and selecting the Access Tokens tab).

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.databricks.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:databricks:Server=127.0.0.1;Port=443;TransportMode=HTTP;HTTPPath=MyHTTPPath;UseSSL=True;User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Databricks data. Databricks entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Databricks data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Databricks API.