Load Oracle Data to a Database Using Embulk

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Use CData JDBC Driver for Oracle with the open source ETL/ELT tool Embulk to load Oracle data to a database.

Embulk is an open source bulk data loader. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Oracle, Embulk easily loads data from Oracle to any supported destination. In this article, we explain how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Oracle in Embulk to load Oracle data to a MySQL dtabase.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Oracle data. When you issue complex SQL queries to Oracle, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Oracle and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Configure a JDBC Connection to Oracle Data

Before creating a bulk load job in Embulk, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Oracle\lib).

Embulk supports JDBC connectivity, so you can easily connect to Oracle and execute SQL queries. Before creating a bulk load job, create a JDBC URL for authenticating with Oracle.

To connect to Oracle, you'll first need to update your PATH variable and ensure it contains a folder location that includes the native DLLs. The native DLLs can be found in the lib folder inside the installation directory. Once you've done this, set the following to connect:

  • Port: The port used to connect to the server hosting the Oracle database.
  • User: The user Id provided for authentication with the Oracle database.
  • Password: The password provided for authentication with the Oracle database.
  • Service Name: The service name of the Oracle database.

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.oracleoci.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Oracle:

jdbc:oracleoci:User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Port=1521;

Load Oracle Data in Embulk

After installing the CData JDBC Driver and creating a JDBC connection string, install the required Embulk plugins.

Install Embulk Input & Output Plugins

  1. Install the JDBC Input Plugin in Embulk.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-input-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-input-jdbc
  2. embulk gem install embulk-input-jdbc
  3. In this article, we use MySQL as the destination database. You can also choose SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or Google BigQuery as the destination using the output Plugins.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-output-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-output-mysql embulk gem install embulk-output-mysql

With the input and output plugins installed, we are ready to load Oracle data into MySQL using Embulk.

Create a Job to Load Oracle Data

Start by creating a config file in Embulk, using a name like oracleoci-mysql.yml.

  1. For the input plugin options, use the CData JDBC Driver for Oracle, including the path to the driver JAR file, the driver class (e.g. cdata.jdbc.oracleoci.OracleOCIDriver), and the JDBC URL from above
  2. For the output plugin options, use the values and credentials for the MySQL database

Sample Config File (oracleoci-mysql.yml)

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Oracle 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.oracleoci.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.oracleoci.OracleOCIDriver url: jdbc:oracleoci:User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Port=1521; table: "Customers" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Customers" mode: insert

After creating the file, run the Embulk job.

embulk run oracleoci-mysql.yml

After running the the Embulk job, find the Salesforce data in the MySQL table.

Load Filtered Oracle Data

In addition to loading data directly from a table, you can use a custom SQL query to have more granular control of the data loaded. You can also perform increment loads by setting a last updated column in a SQL WHERE clause in the query field.

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Oracle 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.oracleoci.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.oracleoci.OracleOCIDriver url: jdbc:oracleoci:User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Port=1521; query: "SELECT CompanyName, City FROM Customers WHERE [RecordId] = 1" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Customers" mode: insert

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