Create a Twilio Data Source for Denodo Platform

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Twilio JDBC Driver

Complete read-write access to Twilio enables developers to search (Accounts, Applications, Messages, Recordings, etc.), update items, edit customers, and more, from any Java/J2EE application.



Use the CData JDBC Driver for Twilio to create a virtual data source for Twilio data in the Denodo Virtual DataPort Administrator.

Denodo Platform is a data virtualization product providing a single point of contact for enterprise database data. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Twilio, Denodo users can work with live Twilio data alongside other enterprise data sources. This article walks through creating a virtual data source for Twilio in the Denodo Virtual DataPort Administrator.

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

Create a Twilio Virtual Port

To connect to live Twilio data from Denodo, you need to copy the JDBC Driver JAR file to the external library directory for Denodo and create a new JDBC Data Source from the Virtual DataPort Administrator tool.

  1. Download the CData JDBC Driver for Twilio installer, unzip the package, and run the JAR file to install the driver.
  2. Copy the JAR File (and license file if it exists) from the installation location (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Twilio\lib\) to the Denodo external library directory (C:\Denodo\Denodo Platform\lib-external\jdbc-drivers\cdata-twilio-19).
  3. Open the Denodo Virtual DataPort Administrator tool and navigate to the Server Explorer tab.
  4. Right-click "admin" and select New -> Data source -> JDBC.
  5. Configure the JDBC Connection:
    • Name: your choice, e.g.: twilio
    • Database adapter: Generic
    • Driver class path: C:\Denodo\Denodo Platform\lib-external\jdbc-drivers\cdata-twilio-19
    • Driver class: cdata.jdbc.twilio.TwilioDriver
    • Database URI: Set this to a JDBC URL using the necessary connection properties. For example,

      jdbc:twilio:AccountSid=MyAccountSid;AuthToken=MyAuthToken;

      Information on creating the Database URI follows:

      Built-In Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.twilio.jar

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

      Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

  6. Click the "Test connection" button to confirm the configuration and click Save.

View Twilio Data in the VirtualPort Administrator Tool

After creating the data source, you can create a base view of Twilio data for use in the Denodo Platform.

  1. Click the "Create base view" button in the newly created VirtualPort (admin.Twilio).
  2. Expand the object tree and select the objects (tables) you wish to import.
  3. Click the "Create selected" button to create views of the Twilio data.
    Optional: Click "Create associations from foreign keys" to define relationships between the objects.
  4. With the view(s) created, navigate to a table (cdata_twilio_calls) in the Server Explorer and double-click the selected table.
  5. In the new tab, click "Execution panel" to open a query panel.
  6. Customize the query in the "Execute" tab or use the default:
    SELECT * FROM cdata_twilio_calls CONTEXT ('i18n'='us_est', 'cache_wait_for_load'='true')
    
  7. Click Execute to view the data.

With the base view created, you can now work with live Twilio data like you would any other data source in Denodo Platform, for example, querying Twilio in the Denodo Data Catalog.

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