Bridge Sybase IQ Connectivity with Apache NiFi

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Sybase IQ JDBC Driver

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Access and process Sybase IQ data in Apache NiFi using the CData JDBC Driver.

Apache NiFi supports powerful and scalable directed graphs of data routing, transformation, and system mediation logic. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ, NiFi can work with live Sybase IQ data. This article describes how to connect to and query Sybase IQ data from an Apache NiFi Flow.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Sybase IQ data. When you issue complex SQL queries to Sybase IQ, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Sybase IQ 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 Sybase IQ data using native data types.

Connecting to Sybase IQ Data in Apache NiFi

  1. Download the CData JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ installer, unzip the package, and run the JAR file to install the driver.
  2. Copy the CData JDBC Driver JAR file (and license file if it exists), cdata.jdbc.sybaseiq.jar (and cdata.jdbc.sybaseiq.lic), to the Apache NiFi lib subfolder, for example, C:\nifi-1.3.0-bin\nifi-1.3.0\lib.

    On Windows, the default location for the CData JDBC Driver is C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Sybase IQ.

  3. Start Apache NiFi. For example:

    cd C:\nifi-1.3.0-bin\nifi-1.3.0\bin
    run-nifi.bat
    
  4. Navigate to the Apache NiFi UI in your web browser: typically http://localhost:8080/nifi
  5. Click the (Configuration) button from the Operate sidebar.
  6. In the NiFi Flow Configuration page, navigate to the Controller Services tab.
  7. Click the button to create a new controller service.
  8. In the Add Controller Service page, select DBCPConnection Pool, and then click Add.
  9. Click the gear button to configure the new DBCPConnection Pool.
  10. In the Configure Controller Service page, navigate to the Properties tab. Fill in the properties:

    PropertyValue
    Database Connection URLjdbc:sybaseiq:User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Database=Northwind
    Database Driver Class Namecdata.jdbc.sybaseiq.SybaseIQDriver

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sybaseiq.jar

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

    To connect to SybaseIQ, set User, Password, Server and Database properties. To secure connections with TLS/SSL, set UseSSL to TRUE.

  11. Click the button to enable the new DBCPConnection Pool.

Your Sybase IQ data is now available for use in Apache NiFi. For example, you can use the DBCPConnection Pool as the source for a QueryDatabaseTable processor.

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