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Access Live Oracle Data in TIBCO Data Virtualization

Use the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for Oracle to create a Oracle data source in TIBCO Data Virtualization Studio and gain access to live Oracle data from your TDV Server.

TIBCO Data Virtualization (TDV) is an enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources. When paired with the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for Oracle, you get federated access to live Oracle data directly within TIBCO Data Virtualization. This article walks through deploying an adapter and creating a new data source based on Oracle.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData TIBCO DV Adapter offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Oracle data. When you issue complex SQL queries to Oracle, the adapter pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Oracle. Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze Oracle data using native data types.

Deploy the Oracle TIBCO DV Adapter

  1. In a console, navigate to the bin folder in the TDV Server installation directory. If there is a current version of the adapter installed, you will need to undeploy it.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -undeploy -version 1 -name OracleOCI
    
  2. Extract the CData TIBCO DV Adapter to a local folder and deploy the JAR file (tdv.oracleoci.jar) to the server from the extract location.

    .\server_util.bat -server localhost -user admin -password ******** -deploy -package /PATH/TO/tdv.oracleoci.jar
    

You may need to restart the server to ensure the new JAR file is loaded properly, which can be accomplished by running the composite.bat script located at: C:\Program Files\TIBCO\TDV Server <version>\bin. Note that reauthenticating to the TDV Studio is required after restarting the server.

Sample Restart Call

.\composite.bat monitor restart
Once you deploy the adapter, you can create a new data source in TDV Studio for Oracle.

Create a Oracle Data Source in TDV Studio

With the CData TIBCO DV Adapter for Oracle, you can easily create a data source for Oracle and introspect the data source to add resources to TDV.

Create the Data Source

  1. Right-click on the folder you wish to add the data source to and select New -> New Data Source.
  2. Scroll until you find the adapter (e.g. Oracle) and click Next.
  3. Name the data source (e.g. CData Oracle Source).
  4. Fill in the required connection properties.

    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.
  5. Click Create & Close.

Introspect the Data Source

Once the data source is created, you can introspect the data source by right-clicking and selecting Open. In the dashboard, click Add/Remove Resources and select the Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures to include as part of the data source. Click Next and Finish to add the selected Oracle tables, views, and stored procedures as resources.

After creating and introspecting the data source, you are ready to work with Oracle data in TIBCO Data Virtualization just like you would any other relational data source. You can create views, query using SQL, publish the data source, and more.