Query Phoenix Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for Phoenix data in CData Connect (or Connect Cloud) and work with live Phoenix data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Cloud), you get live access to Phoenix data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Phoenix in Connect and work with live Phoenix data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Phoenix Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "Phoenix" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Phoenix.

    Connect to Apache Phoenix via the Phoenix Query Server. Set the Server and Port (if different from the default port) properties to connect to Apache Phoenix. The Server property will typically be the host name or IP address of the server hosting Apache Phoenix.

    Authenticating to Apache Phoenix

    By default, no authentication will be used (plain). If authentication is configured for your server, set AuthScheme to NEGOTIATE and set the User and Password properties (if necessary) to authenticate through Kerberos.

  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 Phoenix from MySQL Workbench.

Query Phoenix from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Phoenix database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Phoenix data.

Connect to Phoenix through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Phoenix Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Phoenix data, like SELECT * FROM phoenixdb.MyTable;

With access to live Phoenix data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Phoenix, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Phoenix as a cloud-based MySQL database today.