Query Parquet Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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Execute MySQL queries against Parquet data from Node.js.

You can use CData Connect Cloud to query Parquet data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Parquet in Connect Cloud and start querying using Node.js.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Parquet, allowing you to easily query live Parquet data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Parquet, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Parquet data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Parquet 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 "Parquet" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Parquet.

    Connect to your local Parquet file(s) by setting the URI connection property to the location of the Parquet file.

  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 connect to Parquet data from any MySQL client.

Query Parquet from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Parquet with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Connect Cloud (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on Connect Cloud
  • Database name: The database you configured for Parquet (parquetdb)

Connect to Parquet data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'parquetdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM SampleTable_1', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();