Create Reports from Wasabi Data in Google Data Studio

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Use CData Connect Cloud to create a virtual MySQL Database for Wasabi data and create custom reports in Google Data Studio.

Google Data Studio allows you to create branded reports with data visualizations to share with your clients. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Wasabi data for visualizations, dashboards, and more. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Wasabi and build reports from Wasabi data in Google Data Studio.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure cloud-to-cloud interface for Wasabi, allowing you to easily build reports from live Wasabi data in Google Data Studio — without replicating the data. As you build visualizations, Google Data Studio generates queries to gather data. Using optimized data processing out of the box, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported query operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Wasabi, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Wasabi data.

This article requires a CData Connect Cloud instance and the CData Connect Cloud Connector for Google Data Studio. Get more information on the CData Connect Cloud and sign up for a free trial at https://www.cdata.com/connect.


Connect to Wasabi from Connect Cloud

CData Connect Cloud uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Wasabi" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Wasabi.

    To authorize Wasabi requests, provide the credentials for an administrator account or for an IAM user with custom permissions. Set AccessKey to the access key Id. Set SecretKey to the secret access key.

    Note: You can connect as the AWS account administrator, but it is recommended to use IAM user credentials to access AWS services.

    For information on obtaining the credentials and other authentication methods, refer to the Getting Started section of the Help documentation.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Wasabi data from Google Data Studio.

Visualize Live Wasabi Data in Google Data Studio

The steps below outline connecting to CData Connect Cloud from Google Data Studio to create a new Wasabi data source and build a simple visualization from the data.

  1. Log into Google Data Studio, click data sources, create a new data source, and choose CData Connect Cloud Connector.
  2. Authorize the Connector to connect to an external service (your Connect Cloud instance).
  3. Use your instance name (myinstance in myinstance.cdatacloud.net), username, and password to connect to your Connect Cloud instance.
    • Username: myinstance/username
    • Password: your Connect Cloud password
  4. Select a Database (e.g. Wasabi1) and click Next.
  5. Select a Table (e.g. Buckets) and click Next.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. If needed, modify columns, click Create Report, and add the data source to the report.
  8. Select a visualization style and add it to the report.
  9. Select Dimensions and Measures to customize your visualization.

Optional: Connect with the MySQL Connector

If you need to work with data from a custom SQL query, you can use the MySQL Connector. Connect using the server information for your Connect Cloud instance (server address, port, username, and password).

SQL Access to Wasabi Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct, cloud-to-cloud connection to live Wasabi data from your Google Data Studio workbook. You can create more data sources and new visualizations, build reports, and more — all without replicating Wasabi data.

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