Connect to Elasticsearch Data in RazorSQL

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Elasticsearch JDBC Driver

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



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

The CData JDBC Driver for Elasticsearch 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 Elasticsearch using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Elasticsearch 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.elasticsearch.ElasticsearchDriver.
    • 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:elasticsearch: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      Set the Server and Port connection properties to connect. To authenticate, set the User and Password properties, PKI (public key infrastructure) properties, or both. To use PKI, set the SSLClientCert, SSLClientCertType, SSLClientCertSubject, and SSLClientCertPassword properties.

      The data provider uses X-Pack Security for TLS/SSL and authentication. To connect over TLS/SSL, prefix the Server value with 'https://'. Note: TLS/SSL and client authentication must be enabled on X-Pack to use PKI.

      Once the data provider is connected, X-Pack will then perform user authentication and grant role permissions based on the realms you have configured.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.elasticsearch.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:elasticsearch:Server=127.0.0.1;Port=9200;User=admin;Password=123456;

Query Elasticsearch 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.