A PostgreSQL Interface for Streak Data

Ready to get started?

Download for a free trial:

Download Now

Learn more:

Streak JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Streak.



Use the Remoting features of the Streak JDBC Driver to create a PostgreSQL entry-point for data access.

There are a vast number of PostgreSQL clients available on the Internet. From standard Drivers to BI and Analytics tools, PostgreSQL is a popular interface for data access. Using our JDBC Drivers, you can now create PostgreSQL entry-points that you can connect to from any standard client.

To access Streak data as a PostgreSQL database, use the CData JDBC Driver for Streak and a JDBC foreign data wrapper (FDW). In this article, we compile the FDW, install it, and query Streak data from PostgreSQL Server.

Connect to Streak Data as a JDBC Data Source

To connect to Streak as a JDBC data source, you will need the following:

  • Driver JAR path: The JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  • Driver class: cdata.jdbc.streak.StreakDriver

  • JDBC URL: The URL must start with "jdbc:streak:" and can include any of the connection properties in name-value pairs separated with semicolons.

    Use the following steps to generate a new API key for authenticating to Streak.

    1. Navigate to Gmail
    2. Click on the Streak dropdown to the right of the search bar
    3. Select the Integrations button. This will open a window where you can view existing integrations and create new API keys.
    4. Under the Streak API section of integrations, click the button to Create New Key.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.streak.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:streak:ApiKey=8c84j9b4j54762ce809ej6a782d776j3;

Build the JDBC Foreign Data Wrapper

The Foreign Data Wrapper can be installed as an extension to PostgreSQL, without recompiling PostgreSQL. The jdbc2_fdw extension is used as an example (downloadable here).

  1. Add a symlink from the shared object for your version of the JRE to /usr/lib/libjvm.so. For example: ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/amd64/server/libjvm.so /usr/lib/libjvm.so
  2. Start the build: make install USE_PGXS=1

Query Streak Data as a PostgreSQL Database

After you have installed the extension, follow the steps below to start executing queries to Streak data:

  1. Log into your database.
  2. Load the extension for the database: CREATE EXTENSION jdbc2_fdw;
  3. Create a server object for Streak: CREATE SERVER Streak FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER jdbc2_fdw OPTIONS ( drivername 'cdata.jdbc.streak.StreakDriver', url 'jdbc:streak:ApiKey=8c84j9b4j54762ce809ej6a782d776j3;', querytimeout '15', jarfile '/home/MyUser/CData/CData\ JDBC\ Driver\ for\ Salesforce MyDriverEdition/lib/cdata.jdbc.streak.jar');
  4. Create a user mapping for the username and password of a user known to the MySQL daemon. CREATE USER MAPPING for postgres SERVER Streak OPTIONS ( username 'admin', password 'test');
  5. Create a foreign table in your local database: postgres=# CREATE FOREIGN TABLE users ( users_id text, users_UserKey text, users_Email numeric) SERVER Streak OPTIONS ( table_name 'users');
You can now execute SELECT commands to Streak: postgres=# SELECT * FROM users;