Process & Analyze SAP Hybris C4C Data in Azure Databricks

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SAP Hybris JDBC Driver

Straightforward SAP Hybris C4C integration. Now accessing SAP Hybris C4C Accounts, Activities, Orders, Customers, etc. from any JDBC client is as easy as querying a database.



Host the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Hybris C4C in Azure and use Databricks to perform data engineering and data science on live SAP Hybris C4C data.

Databricks is a cloud-based service that provides data processing capabilities through Apache Spark. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver, customers can use Databricks to perform data engineering and data science on live SAP Hybris C4C data. This article walks through hosting the CData JDBC Driver in Azure, as well as connecting to and processing live SAP Hybris C4C data in Databricks.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live SAP Hybris C4C data. When you issue complex SQL queries to SAP Hybris C4C, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to SAP Hybris C4C and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations). Its built-in dynamic metadata querying allows you to work with and analyze SAP Hybris C4C data using native data types.

Install the CData JDBC Driver in Azure

To work with live SAP Hybris C4C data in Databricks, install the driver on your Azure cluster.

  1. Navigate to your Databricks administration screen and select the target cluster.
  2. On the Libraries tab, click "Install New."
  3. Select "Upload" as the Library Source and "Jar" as the Library Type.
  4. Upload the JDBC JAR file (cdata.jdbc.saphybrisc4c.jar) from the installation location (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for SAP Hybris C4C\lib).

Connect to SAP Hybris C4C from Databricks

With the JAR file installed, we are ready to work with live SAP Hybris C4C data in Databricks. Start by creating a new notebook in your workspace. Name the notebook, select Python as the language (though Scala is available as well), and choose the cluster where you installed the JDBC driver. When the notebook launches, we can configure the connection, query SAP Hybris C4C, and create a basic report.

Configure the Connection to SAP Hybris C4C

Connect to SAP Hybris C4C by referencing the class for the JDBC Driver and constructing a connection string to use in the JDBC URL. Additionally, you will need to set the RTK property in the JDBC URL (unless you are using a Beta driver). You can view the licensing file included in the installation for information on how to set this property.

driver = "cdata.jdbc.saphybrisc4c.SAPHybrisC4CDriver"
url = "jdbc:saphybrisc4c:RTK=5246...;User=user;Password=password;"

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the SAP Hybris C4C JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

java -jar cdata.jdbc.saphybrisc4c.jar

Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer uses basic authentication. Set the User and Password to your login credentials.

Load SAP Hybris C4C Data

Once the connection is configured, you can load SAP Hybris C4C data as a dataframe using the CData JDBC Driver and the connection information.

remote_table = spark.read.format ( "jdbc" ) \
	.option ( "driver" , driver) \
	.option ( "url" , url) \
	.option ( "dbtable" , "AccountCollection") \
	.load ()

Display SAP Hybris C4C Data

Check the loaded SAP Hybris C4C data by calling the display function.

display (remote_table.select ("ObjectID"))

Analyze SAP Hybris C4C Data in Azure Databricks

If you want to process data with Databricks SparkSQL, register the loaded data as a Temp View.

remote_table.createOrReplaceTempView ( "SAMPLE_VIEW" )

The SparkSQL below retrieves the SAP Hybris C4C data for analysis.

% sql

SELECT ObjectID, AccountName FROM AccountCollection

The data from SAP Hybris C4C is only available in the target notebook. If you want to use it with other users, save it as a table.

remote_table.write.format ( "parquet" ) .saveAsTable ( "SAMPLE_TABLE" )

Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for SAP Hybris C4C and start working with your live SAP Hybris C4C data in Apache NiFi. Reach out to our Support Team if you have any questions.