Using non-JDBC drivers with Apache Phoenix

Based on your application development requirements, you can obtain one of the other non-JDBC drivers.

The list of supported programming languages to access data stored in your operational database:

  • Apache Groovy
  • C
  • C++
  • Go
  • Java
  • Jython
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Scala

You can also use REST for API support.

The following drivers are supported:

ODBC driver

Use the Database Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) interface to access the operational database. The ODBC driver is provided by Cloudera as an additional download, but you can also use ODBC drivers from third-party providers.

You can download the Phoenix ODBC Driver from here: Phoenix ODBC Connector for CDP Operational Database.


You must have a Cloudera Enterprise Support Subscription to download the ODBC driver.

Python driver for Phoenix

Download the Python Driver for Apache Phoenix from the Apache Phoenix website. For more information, see Python Driver for Phoenix.

Other drivers that are not supported by Cloudera

You can use other non-JDBC Drivers for Phoenix as add-ons, but they are not supported by Cloudera. You can find compatible client drivers by searching on the web for avatica and the name of an application programming language that you want to use. For example, Apache Phoenix/Avatica SQL driver for Go language. For more information and links to driver download, see Apache Calcite Avatica.

You can use the Phoenix ODBC driver and the C# client library to develop .Net applications that interact with Phoenix Query Server.

The applications that you develop will interact with the Phoenix Query Server using the Avatica API and Google Protocol Buffers serialization format.