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Integrate Google Analytics Data in Your Informatica Cloud Instance

Use the CData JDBC Driver for Google Analytics with the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent to access live Google Analytics data from Informatica Cloud.

Informatica Cloud allows you to perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) tasks in the cloud. With the Cloud Secure Agent and the CData JDBC Driver for Google Analytics, you get live access to Google Analytics data, directly within Informatica Cloud. In this article, we will walk through downloading and registering the Cloud Secure Agent, connecting to Google Analytics through the JDBC Driver and generating a mapping that can be used in any Informatica Cloud process.

Informatica Cloud Secure Agent

To work with the Google Analytics data through the JDBC Driver, install the Cloud Secure Agent.

  1. Navigate to the Administrator page in Informatica Cloud
  2. Select the Runtime Environments tab
  3. Click "Download Secure Agent"
  4. Make note of the Install Token
  5. Run the installer on the client machine and register the Cloud Secure Agent with your username and install token

NOTE: It may take some time for all of the Cloud Secure Agent services to get up and running.

Connecting to the Google Analytics JDBC Driver

With the Cloud Secure Agent installed and running, you are ready to connect to Google Analytics through the JDBC Driver. Start by clicking the Connections tab and clicking New Connection. Fill in the following properties for the connection:

  • Connection Name: Name your connection (i.e.: CData Google Analytics Connection)
  • Type: Select "JDBC_IC (Informatica Cloud)"
  • Runtime Environment: Select the runtime environment where you installed the Cloud Secure Agent
  • JDBC Connection URL: Set this to the JDBC URL for Google Analytics. Your URL will look similar to the following:

    jdbc:googleanalytics:Profile=MyProfile;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;

    Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. To access Google APIs on behalf on individual users, you can use the embedded credentials or you can register your own OAuth app.

    OAuth also enables you to use a service account to connect on behalf of users in a Google Apps domain. To authenticate with a service account, you will need to register an application to obtain the OAuth JWT values.

    In addition to the OAuth values, set Profile to the profile you want to connect to. This can be set to either the Id or website URL for the Profile. If not specified, the first Profile returned will be used.

    Built-In Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.googleanalytics.jar

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

  • JDBC Jar Directory: Set this to the lib folder in the installation location for the JDBC Driver (on Windows, typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Google Analytics\)
  • Driver Class: Set this to cdata.jdbc.googleanalytics.GoogleAnalyticsDriver
  • Username: Set this to a placeholder value (since Google Analytics does not require a username)
  • Password: Set this to a placeholder value (since Google Analytics does not require a password)

Create a Mapping for Google Analytics Data

With the connection to Google Analytics configured, we can now access Google Analytics data in any Informatica process. The steps below walk through creating a mapping for Google Analytics to another data target.

  1. Navigate to the Data Integration page
  2. Click New.. and select Mapping from the Mappings tab
  3. Click the Source Object and in the Source tab, select the Connection and set the Source Type
  4. Click "Select" to choose the table to map
  5. In the Fields tab, select the fields from the Google Analytics table to map
  6. Click the Target object and configure the Target source, table and fields. In the Field Mapping tab, map the source fields to the target fields.

With the mapping configured, you are ready to start integrating live Google Analytics data with any of the supported connections in Informatica Cloud. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Google Analytics and start working with your live Google Analytics data in Informatica Cloud today.