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Query Amazon DynamoDB Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Amazon DynamoDB data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Amazon DynamoDB 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 Amazon DynamoDB data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Amazon DynamoDB in Connect and work with live Amazon DynamoDB data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Amazon DynamoDB Data

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

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Amazon DynamoDB" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Amazon DynamoDB.

    The connection to Amazon DynamoDB is made using your AccessKey, SecretKey, and optionally your Domain and Region. Your AccessKey and SecretKey can be obtained on the security credentials page for your Amazon Web Services account. Your Region will be displayed in the upper left-hand corner when you are logged into DynamoDB.

  4. Click Save Changes
  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 Amazon DynamoDB from MySQL Workbench.

Query Amazon DynamoDB from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Amazon DynamoDB 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 Amazon DynamoDB Data

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

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