Registering Data Providers in SSB

Data Providers are a set of data endpoints to be used as sources, sinks and catalogs. Data Providers allow you to connect to an already installed component on your cluster, then use that provider for adding tables in SQL Stream Builder (SSB).

You can access the Data Providers page through the Streaming SQL Console:
  1. Navigate to Management Console > Environments, and select the environment where you have created your cluster.
  2. Select the Streaming Analytics cluster.
  3. Click Streaming SQL Console from the services.

    The Streaming SQL Console opens in a new window.

  4. Click Data Providers on the main menu.

    You are redirected to the Data Providers page.

You can register Kafka as a data provider, or Kudu, Hive and Schema Registry as a catalog. When registering the components, SSB can access the already existing topics from Kafka, tables from Kudu and Hive, and the schema in Schema Registry. This also means that when you update a data provider, for example add new topics, tables and schemas, SSB automatically detects the changes.

You can also manage your data providers after registering them. You can Edit the providers if there is any change in the connection. You can also Delete them when you no longer need the specific provider.