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The Trifacta® platform supports the following types of connections. Use the links below to enable connection to each type and, where applicable, to create new connections to individual instances of the same type.

Notes:

  • HDFS and Hive connections can be configured as part of platform configuration.
  • Database connections should be configured after you have completed the platform configuration and have validated that it is working for locally uploaded files.

NOTE: Before creating connections to Hive or relational datastores, you must create and deploy an encryption key file. See Create Encryption Key File.

Configure

Disable Creating Connections for Non-Admins

By default, all users are permitted to create connections. As needed, you can disable the ability to create connections for non-admin users.

Steps:

  1. You can apply this change through the Admin Settings Page (recommended) or trifacta-conf.json. For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods.
  2. Search for the following parameter, and set it to false:

    "webapp.connectivity.nonAdminManagementEnabled": true,
  3. Save your changes and restart the platform.

Supported Environments

NameSupported Environment

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

Running environment(s): Photon and Spark

Base storage layer: HDFS

Amazon

Running environment(s): Photon and Spark

Base storage layer: S3

Microsoft Azure

Running environment(s): Photon and Spark

Base storage layer: ADLS or WASB

For more information, see Running Environment Options.

For more information, see Set Base Storage Layer.

Default Connections

These connections are automatically enabled and configured with the product.

Upload

Enable: Automatically enabled.

Create New Connection: n/a

Big Data

These connections pertain to the various big data platforms that are supported by the Trifacta platform.

Apache Hadoop HDFS - Cloudera

Enable: Configure for Hadoop.

Create New Connection: n/a

Hive - Cloudera

Enable: Configure for Hive

NOTE: Additional configuration is required.

Create New Connection: Create Hive Connections

NOTE: A single public Hive connection is supported.

Apache Hadoop HDFS - Hortonworks

Enable: Configure for Hadoop.

Create New Connection: n/a

Hive - Hortonworks

Enable: Configure for Hive

NOTE: Additional configuration is required.

Create New Connection: Create Hive Connections

NOTE: A single public Hive connection is supported.

Cloud Platforms

These connections pertain to cloud platforms with which the Trifacta platform can integrate.

Amazon S3

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedNot supported
WriteNot supportedSupportedNot supported

Enable: Enable S3 Access

Create New Connection: n/a

NOTE: A single public connection to S3 is supported.

Amazon Redshift

Supported Versions:  n/a

Supported Environments:

NOTE: S3 must be set as the base storage layer. See Set Base Storage Layer.

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedSupportedNot supported
WriteNot supportedSupportedNot supported

Enable: Create Redshift Connections

Create New Connection: 

Microsoft Azure WASB

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedNot supportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedSupported (only if WASB is base storage layer)

Enable: Enable WASB Access

Create New Connection: n/a

NOTE: A single public connection to WASB is supported.

Microsoft Azure ADLS

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedNot supportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedSupported (only if ADLS is base storage layer)

Enable: Enable ADLS Access.

Create New Connection: n/a

NOTE: A single public connection to ADLS is supported.

Relational DB

These connections pertain to relational database sources.

DB2

Supported Versions: v8.x+

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Enable: Enable Relational Connections

Create New Connection: 

Oracle

Supported Versions: 12.1.0.2

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedNot supported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Enable: Enable Relational Connections

Create New Connection: 

PostgreSQL

Supported Versions: 9.3.10

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedNot supported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Enable: Enable Relational Connections

Create New Connection:

SQL Server

Supported Versions: 12.0.4

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported


Enable:
 Enable Relational Connections

Create New Connection:

Teradata

Supported Versions: 14.10+

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedNot supported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Enable: 

Create New Connection:

SQL DW

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedNot supportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Enable: Create SQL DW Connections

Create New Connection: 

SQL DB

NOTE: This database connection is a specialized version of a SQL Server connection and is available only in Microsoft Azure deployments. Some additional configuration properties must be applied. See Configure for Azure.

Supported Versions: Azure SQL DB version 12 (other versions are not supported)

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedNot supportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Enable: Create SQL DB Connections

Create New Connection: 

Applications

Salesforce

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Create New Connection: 

Tableau Server

Supported Versions: 10.2.x and later

Supported Environments:

Operation

Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
WriteSupportedSupportedSupported


Enable:
 Enable Relational Connections

Create New Connection:

Search Integrations

These types of integrations enable you to search catalogs for dataset to import.

NOTE: Search connections cannot be created or modified through the user interface, command line interface, or APs. They are enabled and configured through parameter.

Search capabilities are available through the application. See Import Data Page.

Alation

Enable: For more information on enabling, see Enable Alation Sources.

Create New Connection: No additional configuration is required.

For more information on seraching Alation sources, see Using Alation.

Waterline

Enable: For more information on enabling, see Enable Waterline Sources

Create New Connection: No additional configuration is required.

For more information on seraching Alation sources, see Using Waterline.

Other Connections

The following connections are available. Custom configuration is required.

For more information on customizing these connectors for your environment, please contact Trifacta Customer Success Services.

JDBC relational connections

  • Databricks Spark SQL
  • MongoDB
  • DataStax Enterprise
  • IBM DB2 for Windows, Linux / Unix
  • IBM DB2 for z/OS
  • IBM Informix
  • MySQL
  • Pivotal Greenplum
  • Progress OpenEdge
  • SAP Sybase

Cloud connections

  • FinancialForce
  • Force.com Applications

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