tJDBCConfiguration properties for Apache Spark Streaming - 6.4


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These properties are used to configure tJDBCConfiguration running in the Spark Streaming Job framework.

The Spark Streaming tJDBCConfiguration component belongs to the Storage and the Databases families.

The component in this framework is available in Talend Real Time Big Data Platform and Talend Data Fabric.

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-In or Repository.

Built-In: No property data stored centrally.

Repository: Select the repository file where the properties are stored.


Specify the JDBC URL of the database to be used. For example, the JDBC URL for the Amazon Redshift database is jdbc:redshift://endpoint:port/database.

If you are using Spark V1.3, this URL should contain the authentication information, such as:

Driver JAR

Complete this table to load the driver JARs needed. To do this, click the [+] button under the table to add as many rows as needed, each row for a driver JAR, then select the cell and click the [...] button at the right side of the cell to open the Select Module wizard from which you can select the driver JAR of your interest. For example, the driver jar RedshiftJDBC41- for the Redshift database.

Driver Class

Enter the class name for the specified driver between double quotation marks. For example, for the RedshiftJDBC41- driver, the name to be entered is

Username and Password

Enter the authentication information to the database you need to connect to.

To enter the password, click the [...] button next to the password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes and click OK to save the settings.

Available only for Spark V1.4. and onwards.

Additional JDBC parameters

Specify additional connection properties for the database connection you are creating. The properties are separated by semicolon and each property is a key-value pair, for example, encryption=1;clientname=Talend.

This field is not available if the Use an existing connection check box is selected.

Advanced settings

Connection pool

In this area, you configure, for each Spark executor, the connection pool used to control the number of connections that stay open simultaneously. The default values given to the following connection pool parameters are good enough for most use cases.

  • Max total number of connections: enter the maximum number of connections (idle or active) that are allowed to stay open simultaneously.

    The default number is 8. If you enter -1, you allow unlimited number of open connections at the same time.

  • Max waiting time (ms): enter the maximum amount of time at the end of which the response to a demand for using a connection should be returned by the connection pool. By default, it is -1, that is to say, infinite.

  • Min number of idle connections: enter the minimum number of idle connections (connections not used) maintained in the connection pool.

  • Max number of idle connections: enter the maximum number of idle connections (connections not used) maintained in the connection pool.

Evict connections

Select this check box to define criteria to destroy connections in the connection pool. The following fields are displayed once you have selected it.

  • Time between two eviction runs: enter the time interval (in milliseconds) at the end of which the component checks the status of the connections and destroys the idle ones.

  • Min idle time for a connection to be eligible to eviction: enter the time interval (in milliseconds) at the end of which the idle connections are destroyed.

  • Soft min idle time for a connection to be eligible to eviction: this parameter works the same way as Min idle time for a connection to be eligible to eviction but it keeps the minimum number of idle connections, the number you define in the Min number of idle connections field.


Usage rule

This component is used with no need to be connected to other components.

The configuration in a tJDBCConfiguration component applies only on the JDBC related components in the same Job. In other words, the JDBC components used in a child or a parent Job that is called via tRunJob cannot reuse this configuration.

This component, along with the Spark Streaming component Palette it belongs to, appears only when you are creating a Spark Streaming Job.

Note that in this documentation, unless otherwise explicitly stated, a scenario presents only Standard Jobs, that is to say traditional Talend data integration Jobs.

Spark Connection

You need to use the Spark Configuration tab in the Run view to define the connection to a given Spark cluster for the whole Job. In addition, since the Job expects its dependent jar files for execution, you must specify the directory in the file system to which these jar files are transferred so that Spark can access these files:
  • Yarn mode: when using Google Dataproc, specify a bucket in the Google Storage staging bucket field in the Spark configuration tab; when using other distributions, use a tHDFSConfiguration component to specify the directory.

  • Standalone mode: you need to choose the configuration component depending on the file system you are using, such as tHDFSConfiguration or tS3Configuration.

This connection is effective on a per-Job basis.