Query Parquet Data through ODBC in Node.js

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Parquet ODBC Driver

The Parquet ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Parquet, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Parquet data like you would a database - read, write, and update Parquet ParquetData, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Use node-odbc to execute SQL queries against Parquet data from Node.js.

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that allows you to run JavaScript code outside of a browser. With the CData ODBC Driver for Parquet, you can access live Parquet data from Node.js apps and scripts. In this article, we walk through installing node-odbc and the required tools to create a simple Node.js app with access to live Parquet data.

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

Connecting to Parquet Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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

Building node-odbc

In order to connect to Parquet through the CData ODBC Driver, you need to build node-odbc manually (after installing the required tools).

Installing the Required Tools

The following commands install the tools required to build node-odbc (note the -g parameter, which installs the tools globally).

npm i -g windows-build-tools
npm i -g node-gyp

Building node-odbc

After installing the required tools, create a directory for the Node.js app and install odbc (which builds the binary for us to use in our Node.js script).

mkdir nodeodbc
cd nodeodbc
npm i -g node

Querying Parquet from Node.js

With the ODBC Driver installed, a DSN Configured, and node-odbc built, we are ready to query live Parquet data from a Node.js app. The sample code below connects to a specific DSN and queries the SampleTable_1 table.

myscript.js

const odbc = require('odbc');

async function queryParquet() {
    const connection = await odbc.connect(`DSN=CData Parquet Source`);
    const data = await connection.query('SELECT Id, Column1 FROM SampleTable_1');
    console.log(data);
}

queryParquet();

Once you write the app, use node to execute the script:

node myscript.js

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Parquet and start working with your live Parquet data in Node.js. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.