Connect to Databricks Data in RazorSQL

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Databricks JDBC Driver

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



Connect to Databricks from wizards and query Databricks data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Databricks enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Databricks using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Databricks Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.databricks.DatabricksDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:databricks: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:databricks:Server=127.0.0.1;Port=443;TransportMode=HTTP;HTTPPath=MyHTTPPath;UseSSL=True;User=MyUser;Password=MyPassword;

Query Databricks Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.