Build Interactive Dashboards from Oracle Eloqua Data in Amazon QuickSight

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Oracle Eloqua data in CData Connect Cloud and import Oracle Eloqua data into Amazon QuickSight SPICE to build interactive dashboards.

Amazon QuickSight allows users to build interactive dashboards in the cloud. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, you get cloud-to-cloud access to Oracle Eloqua data for visualizations, dashboards, and more. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Oracle Eloqua in Connect Cloud and build dashboards in Amazon QuickSight with access to Oracle Eloqua data.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Oracle Eloqua, allowing you to easily build visualizations from Oracle Eloqua data in Amazon QuickSight. By importing your Oracle Eloqua data into the Amazon QuickSight "Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine" (SPICE), you can leverage the powerful data processing features of the Amazon ecosystem to build responsive dashboards. And with the ability to schedule refreshes of the data stored in SPICE, you control how up-to-date your dashboards are.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Oracle Eloqua Data

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

  1. Login to Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Oracle Eloqua" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Oracle Eloqua.

    There are two authentication methods available for connecting to Oracle Eloqua: Login and OAuth. The Login method requires you to have the Company, User, and Password of the user.

    If you do not have access to the username and password or do not wish to require them, you can use OAuth authentication. OAuth is better suited for allowing other users to access their own data. Using login credentials is better suited for accessing your own data.

  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 build visualizations in Amazon QuickSight.

Import Oracle Eloqua Data into SPICE and Create Interactive Dashboards

The steps below outline creating a new data set based on the virtual Oracle Eloqua database in Connect Cloud, importing the dataset into SPICE, and building a simple visualization from the data.

  1. Log into Amazon QuickSight and click "Manage data."
  2. Click "New data set," select MySQL as the data source, configure the connection to your Connect Cloud instance, and click "Create data source."
  3. Select a table to visualize (or submit a custom SQL query for your data).
  4. Click "Edit/Preview data" to customize the data set.
  5. Select "Import to SPICE for quicker analytics" and click "Visualize."
  6. Select fields to visualize and a visual type.

Schedule Refreshes for SPICE Data Sets

QuickSight users can schedule refreshes for data sets that are imported into SPICE, ensuring that data being analyzed is only as old as the most recent refresh.

  1. Navigate to the QuickSight home page.
  2. Click "Manage data."
  3. Select the data set you wish to refresh.
  4. Click "Schedule refresh."
  5. Click Create, configure the refresh settings (time zone, repeat frequency, and starting datetime), and click Create.

SQL Access to Oracle Eloqua Data from Cloud Applications

At this point, you have a direct, cloud-to-cloud connection to Oracle Eloqua data from your Amazon QuickSight dashboard. You can create new visualizations, build interactive dashboards, and more. For more information on gaining SQL access to data from more than 100 SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources from cloud applications like Amazon QuickSight, refer to our Connect Cloud page.