The  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:

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. Search for the following parameter, and set it to false:

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

Supported Environments

Running environment(s): and Spark

Base storage layer: HDFS

Amazon AWS

Running environment(s): and Spark

Base storage layer: S3

Microsoft Azure

Running environment(s): 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 .

Apache Hadoop HDFS - Cloudera

Enable: Configure for Hadoop.

Create New Connection: n/a

Apache Hadoop HDFS - Hortonworks

Enable: Configure for Hadoop

Create New Connection: n/a

Hive

Enable: Configure for Hive

NOTE: Additional configuration is required.

Create New Connection:

NOTE: A single public Hive connection is supported.

API: API Connections Create v4

For more information, see Create Hive Connections.

Cloud Platforms

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

Amazon S3

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

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

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedSupportedNot supported
WriteNot supportedSupportedNot supported

Enable: Create Redshift Connections

Create New Connection: 

UI: Create Redshift Connections

API: API Connections Create v4

Snowflake

Supported Versions:  n/a

Supported Environments:

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

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedSupportedNot supported
WriteNot supportedSupportedNot supported

Enable: Create Snowflake Connections

Create New Connection: 

UI: Create Snowflake Connections

API: API Connections Create v4


Microsoft Azure WASB

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

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

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.

Microsoft Azure ADLS Gen2

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

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

Enable: Enable ADLS Gen2 Access

Create New Connection: n/a

NOTE: A single public connection to ADLS Gen2 is supported.

Databricks Tables

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

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

Enable: Create Databricks Tables Connections

Create New Connection: Create Databricks Tables Connections

Tip: It's easier to create a connection of this type through the UI. Typically, only one connection is needed.


API: API Connections Create v4


Relational DB

These connections pertain to relational database sources.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, authentication to a relational connection requires basic authentication (username/password) credentials.

Enable: For more information, see Enable Relational Connections.

DB2

Supported Versions: v8.x+

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Create New Connection: 

Oracle

Supported Versions: 12.1.0.2

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedNot supported
WriteSupportedSupportedSupported

Create New Connection: 

PostgreSQL

Supported Versions: 9.3.10

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedNot supported
WriteSupportedSupportedSupported

Create New Connection:

SQL Server

Supported Versions: 12.0.4

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedSupported
WriteSupportedSupportedSupported


Create New Connection:

UI: 

API: API Connections Create v4

Teradata

Supported Versions: 14.10+

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedNot supported
WriteSupportedSupportedSupported


Enable: 

Create New Connection:

SQL DW

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedNot supportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supported

Supported

NOTE: Additional configuration is required.

Enable: Create SQL DW Connections

Create New Connection: 

Azure SQL Database

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 Database version 12 (other versions are not supported)

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedNot supportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedSupported

Enable: Create Azure SQL Database Connections

Create New Connection: 

Applications

Salesforce

Supported Versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedSupported
WriteNot supportedNot supportedNot supported

Create New Connection: 

SFTP

Supported versions: n/a

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadSupportedSupportedSupported
WriteSupportedSupportedSupported

Create New Connection:

Tableau Server

Supported Versions: 10.2.x and later

Supported Environments:

Operation

AmazonMicrosoft Azure
ReadNot supportedNot supportedNot supported
WriteSupportedSupportedSupported

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 or APIs. 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 searching 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 searching Waterline sources, see Using Waterline.

Other Connections

The following connections can be created based on the available drivers.

NOTE: If you cannot create a connection of one of the following types, please contact .

JDBC relational connections

Cloud connections