Visualize Live Phoenix Data in Tableau

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Phoenix Tableau Connector

The fastest and easiest way to connect Tableau to Apache Phoenix data. Includes comprehensive high-performance data access, real-time integration, extensive metadata discovery, and robust SQL-92 support.



Use the CData Tableau Connector for Phoenix and Tableau Desktop to visualize live Phoenix data.

Tableau is a visual analytics platform transforming the way businesses use data to solve problems. When paired with the CData Tableau Connector for Phoenix, you can easily get access to live Phoenix data within Tableau. This article shows how to connect to Phoenix in Tableau and build a simple chart.

The CData Tableau Connectors enable high-speed access to live Phoenix data in Tableau. Once you install the connector, you simply authenticate with Phoenix and you can immediately start building responsive, dynamic visualizations and dashboards. By surfacing Phoenix data using native Tableau data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, CData Tableau Connectors grant seamless access to Phoenix data.

NOTE: The CData Tableau Connectors require Tableau 2020.3 or higher. If you are using an older version of Tableau, you will need to use the CData JDBC Driver for Phoenix. If you wish to connect to Phoenix data in Tableau Online, you will need to use CData Connect Cloud.

Connect to Phoenix in Tableau

Open Tableau and click More under Connect -> To a Server. Select "Phoenix by CData," then configure the connection and click "Sign In."

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.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

  1. Select CData from the Database pull-down menu.
  2. Select ApachePhoenix from the Schema pull-down menu.
  3. Drag the tables and views you wish to visualize onto the join area. You can include multiple tables.
  4. Select Update Now or Automatically Update. Update Now lets you preview the first 10,000 rows of the data source (or enter the number of rows you want to see in the Rows text box). Automatically Update automatically reflects the changes in the preview area.
  5. Click the tab for your worksheet. Columns are listed as Dimensions and Measures, depending on the data type. The CData Tableau Connector discovers data types automatically, allowing you to leverage the powerful data processing and visualization features of Tableau.
  6. Drag a field from the Dimensions or Measures area to Rows or Columns. Tableau creates column or row headers.
  7. Select one of the chart types from the Show Me tab. Tableau displays the chart type that you selected.

Using the CData Tableau Connector for Phoenix with Tableau, you can easily create robust visualizations and reports on Phoenix data. Download a free, 30-day trial and get started today.