Build EnterpriseDB-Connected ETL Processes in Google Data Fusion

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EnterpriseDB JDBC Driver

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



Load the CData JDBC Driver into Google Data Fusion and create ETL processes with access live EnterpriseDB data.

Google Data Fusion allows users to perform self-service data integration to consolidate disparate data. Uploading the CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB enables users to access live EnterpriseDB data from within their Google Data Fusion pipelines. While the CData JDBC Driver enables piping EnterpriseDB data to any data source natively supported in Google Data Fusion, this article walks through piping data from EnterpriseDB to Google BigQuery,

Upload the CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB to Google Data Fusion

Upload the CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB to your Google Data Fusion instance to work with live EnterpriseDB data. Due to the naming restrictions for JDBC drivers in Google Data Fusion, create a copy or rename the JAR file to match the following format driver-version.jar. For example: cdataenterprisedb-2020.jar

  1. Open your Google Data Fusion instance
  2. Click the to add an entity and upload a driver
  3. On the "Upload driver" tab, drag or browse to the renamed JAR file.
  4. On the "Driver configuration" tab:
    • Name: Create a name for the driver (cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb) and make note of the name
    • Class name: Set the JDBC class name: (cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.EnterpriseDBDriver)
  5. Click "Finish"

Connect to EnterpriseDB Data in Google Data Fusion

With the JDBC Driver uploaded, you are ready to work with live EnterpriseDB data in Google Data Fusion Pipelines.

  1. Navigate to the Pipeline Studio to create a new Pipeline
  2. From the "Source" options, click "Database" to add a source for the JDBC Driver
  3. Click "Properties" on the Database source to edit the properties

    NOTE: To use the JDBC Driver in Google Data Fusion, you will need a license (full or trial) and a Runtime Key (RTK). For more information on obtaining this license (or a trial), contact our sales team.

    • Set the Label
    • Set Reference Name to a value for any future references (i.e.: cdata-enterprisedb)
    • Set Plugin Type to "jdbc"
    • Set Connection String to the JDBC URL for EnterpriseDB. For example:

      jdbc:enterprisedb:RTK=5246...;User=postgres;Password=admin;Database=postgres;Server=127.0.0.1;Port=5444

      The following connection properties are required in order to connect to data.

      • Server: The host name or IP of the server hosting the EnterpriseDB database.
      • Port: The port of the server hosting the EnterpriseDB database.

      You can also optionally set the following:

      • Database: The default database to connect to when connecting to the EnterpriseDB Server. If this is not set, the user's default database will be used.

      Connect Using Standard Authentication

      To authenticate using standard authentication, set the following:

      • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the EnterpriseDB server.
      • Password: The password which will be used to authenticate with the EnterpriseDB server.

      Connect Using SSL Authentication

      You can leverage SSL authentication to connect to EnterpriseDB data via a secure session. Configure the following connection properties to connect to data:

      • SSLClientCert: Set this to the name of the certificate store for the client certificate. Used in the case of 2-way SSL, where truststore and keystore are kept on both the client and server machines.
      • SSLClientCertPassword: If a client certificate store is password-protected, set this value to the store's password.
      • SSLClientCertSubject: The subject of the TLS/SSL client certificate. Used to locate the certificate in the store.
      • SSLClientCertType: The certificate type of the client store.
      • SSLServerCert: The certificate to be accepted from the server.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.enterprisedb.jar

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

    • Set Import Query to a SQL query that will extract the data you want from EnterpriseDB, i.e.:
      SELECT * FROM Orders
  4. From the "Sink" tab, click to add a destination sink (we use Google BigQuery in this example)
  5. Click "Properties" on the BigQuery sink to edit the properties
    • Set the Label
    • Set Reference Name to a value like enterprisedb-bigquery
    • Set Project ID to a specific Google BigQuery Project ID (or leave as the default, "auto-detect")
    • Set Dataset to a specific Google BigQuery dataset
    • Set Table to the name of the table you wish to insert EnterpriseDB data into

With the Source and Sink configured, you are ready to pipe EnterpriseDB data into Google BigQuery. Save and deploy the pipeline. When you run the pipeline, Google Data Fusion will request live data from EnterpriseDB and import it into Google BigQuery.

While this is a simple pipeline, you can create more complex EnterpriseDB pipelines with transforms, analytics, conditions, and more. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for EnterpriseDB and start working with your live EnterpriseDB data in Google Data Fusion today.