Amazon Web Services (AWS) Aurora Database (via JDBC) - Import - 7.1

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Bridge Specifications

Vendor Amazon
Tool Name AWS Aurora / MySQL Database
Tool Version 2.x
Tool Web Site
Supported Methodology [Relational Database] Multi-Model, Data Store (Physical Data Model, Stored Procedure Expression Parsing) via JDBC API
Data Profiling
Remote Repository Browsing for Model Selection
Incremental Harvesting
Multi-Model Harvesting

Tool: Amazon / AWS Aurora / MySQL Database version 2.x via JDBC API
Metadata: [Relational Database] Multi-Model, Data Store (Physical Data Model, Stored Procedure Expression Parsing)
Component: JdbcMySQLImport.AmazonAurora version 11.0.0

This bridge uses a JDBC connection to a MySQL database server to extract all its metadata (e.g. Schemas, Tables, Columns, Data Types.) and parse any SQL (e.g. Views, Stored Procedures)to produce the data flow lineage.

This bridge imports the database server metadata as multi models with one model per schema. Further imports (incremental harvesting) will detect changes in schema to only import changed schemas (reusing already harvested unchanged schemas).

See the driver Location parameter for any JDBC driver requirements.
See the User parameter for any user permission requirements.

The username specified must have the SELECT, SHOW VIEW and EXECUTE permissions for each target MySQL schema that contains metadata.


Refer to the current general known limitations at or bundled in Documentation/ReadMe/MIMBKnownLimitations.html

Provide a trouble shooting package with:
- the debug log (can be set in the UI or in conf/ with MIR_LOG_LEVEL=6)
- the metadata backup if available (can be set in the Miscellaneous parameter with option -backup)

Bridge Parameters

Parameter Name Description Type Values Default Scope
Driver location The JDBC driver folder location where all found JAR files will be added to the CLASSPATH.
The MySQL JDBC driver default location is: ${MODEL_BRIDGE_HOME}/java/Jdbc/mysl

The MySQL or MySQL Connector/J JDBC driver can be found at:

The 'com.mysql.jdbc.Driver' JDBC driver with the 'MySQL-AB JDBC Driver' name is required.
Host The host name used by JDBC to connect to the database server (localhost by default) e.g.

or its IP address, e.g.

or its fully qualified JDBC connection string, e.g.
STRING   localhost Mandatory
Port The port used by JDBC to connect to the database server (3306 by default for MySQL).
This parameter is ignored if the Host parameter is based on a fully qualified JDBC connection string that includes the port.
NUMERIC   3306 Mandatory
User The user name used by JDBC to connect to the database server.
This parameter is ignored if the Host parameter is based on a fully qualified JDBC connection string that includes the user name.

As with any other bridges, this bridge is warranted to be read only and only extracts metadata. Therefore the user of this bridge requires much less permissions than classic users needing to read/write data.

However, this bridge needs a user with (read only) access to system tables in order to access advanced metadata such as the SQL of views or stored procedures which are not implemented in the metadata portion of the JDBC driver, therefore the Database Administrator (DBA) needs to be involved in order get the proper user with enough permissions.

Note that there are no specific instructions as to what are the minimal set of permissions required as it varies from different database types and versions. In order to ensure that this bridge is working properly, one must first import using this bridge with a FULL Sys Admin type username (all permissions), i.e., the same type of username that is used to create and maintain the DB. Once this bridge is working properly against a given DB, then the DBA may create a user with lesser privileges that still produce a successful result.
Password The user password used by JDBC to connect to the database server. PASSWORD      
Schema The subset of schemas to import expressed as a semicolon separated list of schemas, e.g.
schema1; schema2

All user schemas are imported if that list is empty.

All system schemas (e.g. SysAdmin) and objects are ignored by default. If system schemas are needed, use the Miscellaneous parameter option -s.

Schema name patterns using a SQL like expression syntax:

- Inclusion syntax:
using '%, e.g.
A%; %B; %C%; D
- start with A or
- end with B or
- contain C or
- equal D

- Exclusion syntax:
using 'NOT", e.g.
A%; %B; NOT %SYS; NOT 'SYS%'
- where (name like A% or name like %B)
- and (name NOT like %SYS)
- and (name NOT like 'SYS%')

- Special characters:
using single quote, e.g.
OneWord%; 'Two Words%'
Stored procedure details Controls the amount of details imported from stored procedures:

The name and parameters of stored procedures

'Code, signature'
The above plus code

stored procedure details are not included.
Code, signature
Import indexes Controls the import of Indexes:

Indexes are not imported

Indexes are imported
Specify miscellaneous options starting with a dash and optionally followed by parameters, e.g.
-connection.cast MyDatabase1="SQL Server"
Some options can be used multiple times if applicable, e.g.
-connection.rename NewConnection1=OldConnection1 -connection.rename NewConnection2=OldConnection2;
As the list of options can become a long string, it is possible to load it from a file which must be located in ${MODEL_BRIDGE_HOME}\data\MIMB\parameters and have the extension .txt. In such case, all options must be defined within that file as the only value of this parameter, e.g.

-java.memory <Java Memory's maximum size> (previously -m)

1G by default on 64bits JRE or as set in conf/, e.g.
-java.memory 8G
-java.memory 8000M

-java.parameters <Java Runtime Environment command line options> (previously -j)

This option must be the last one in the Miscellaneous parameter as all the text after -java.parameters is passed "as is" to the JRE, e.g.
-java.parameters -Dname=value -Xms1G
The following option must be set when a proxy is used to access internet (this is critical to access (and exceptionally a few other tool sites) in order to download the necessary third party software libraries.
-java.parameters -Dhttp.proxyHost= -Dhttp.proxyPort=3128 -Dhttps.proxyHost= -Dhttps.proxyPort=3128 -Dhttp.proxyUser=user -Dhttp.proxyPassword=pass -Dhttps.proxyUser=user -Dhttps.proxyPassword=pass

-java.executable <Java Runtime Environment full path name> (previously -jre)

It can be an absolute path to javaw.exe on Windows or a link/script path on Linux, e.g.
-java.executable "c:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_211\bin\javaw.exe"

-environment.variable <name>=<value> (previously -v)

None by default, e.g.
-environment.variable var2="value2 with spaces"


Override the model name, e.g. "My Model Name"

-prescript <script name>

The script must be located in the bin directory, and have .bat or .sh extension.
The script path must not include any parent directory symbol (..).
The script should return exit code 0 to indicate success, or another value to indicate failure.
For example:
-prescript "script.bat arg1 arg2"


Clears the cache before the import, and therefore will run a full import without incremental harvesting.
Warning: this is a system option managed by the application calling the bridge and should not be set by users.

-backup <directory>

Full path of an empty directory to save the metadata input files for further troubleshooting.

Data Connections are produced by the import bridges typically from ETL/DI and BI tools to refer to the source and target data stores they use. These data connections are then used by metadata management tools to connect them (metadata stitching) to their actual data stores (e.g. databases, file system, etc.) in order to produce the full end to end data flow lineage and impact analysis. The name of each data connection is unique by import model. The data connection names used within DI/BI design tools are used when possible, otherwise connection names are generated to be short but meaningful such as the database / schema name, the file system path, or Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). The following options allows to manipulate connections. These options replaces the legacy options -c, -cd, and -cs.

-connection.cast ConnectionName=ConnectionType

Casts a generic database connection (e.g. ODBC/JDBC) to a precise database type (e.g. ORACLE) for SQL Parsing, e.g.
-connection.cast "My Database"="SQL SERVER".
The list of supported data store connection types includes:

-connection.rename OldConnection=NewConnection

Renames an existing connection to a new name, e.g.
-connection.rename OldConnectionName=NewConnectionName
Multiple existing database connections can be renamed and merged into one new database connection, e.g.
-connection.rename MySchema1=MyDatabase -connection.rename MySchema2=MyDatabase

-connection.split oldConnection.Schema1=newConnection

Splits a database connection into one or multiple database connections.
A single database connection can be split into one connection per schema, e.g.
-connection.split MyDatabase
All database connections can be split into one connection per schema, e.g.
-connection.split *
A database connection can be explicitly split creating a new database connection by appending a schema name to a database, e.g.
-connection.split MyDatabase.schema1=MySchema1 DestinationPath=SourcePath

Maps a source path to destination path. This is useful for file system connections when different paths points to the same object (directory or file).
On Hadoop, a process can write into a CSV file specified with the HDFS full path, but another process reads from a HIVE table implemented (external) by the same file specified using a relative path with default file name and extension, e.g. hdfs://host:8020/users/user1/folder/file.csv=/user1/folder
On Linux, a given directory (or file) like /data can be referred to by multiple symbolic links like /users/john and /users/paul, e.g. /users/John=/data /users/paul=/data
On Windows, a given directory like C:\data can be referred to by multiple network drives like M: and N:, e.g. M:\=C:\data N:\=C:\data

-connection.casesensitive ConnectionName

Overrides the default case insensitive matching rules for the object identifiers inside the specified connection, provided the detected type of the data store by itself supports this configuration (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server, MySql etc.), e.g.
-connection.casesensitive "My Database"

-system.objects.import (previously -s)

Imports all system objects (that are skipped by default).

-synonyms.ignore (previously -synonyms)

Ignores the synonyms when importing, therefore reducing the size of the model when a large number synonyms exisit.

-data.dictionary.server <database identification name> (previously

Sets a server name for the data dictionary to use for extracting tables and view definitions.
In a multitenant Container Database (CDB), the metadata for data dictionary tables and view definitions is stored only at the root level. However, each Pluggable Database (PDB) has its own set of data dictionary tables and views for the database objects contained in the PDB. It is possible that some dba_ views are not available because they are not applicable.

-driver.fetch.size <number of rows> (previously -f)

The database driver fetch size in number of rows, e.g.
-driver.fetch.size 100

-model.split (previously -multiModel)

Splits a large database model into multi models (e.g. one schema per model).
Warning: this is a system option managed by the application calling this bridge and should not be set by users.


The full name (including the package name) of the java class that implements the JDBC driver interface.


Bridge Mapping

Meta Integration Repository (MIR)
(based on the OMG CWM standard)
"Amazon Web Services (AWS) Aurora / MySQL Database (via JDBC)"
Mapping Comments
Name Name  
Argument Procedure Column The stored procedure parameters are stored in the arguments
Description Comments on the column  
Kind Type The kind of parameter
Name Name  
Association Exported Keys  
Aggregation   True if all the attributes in the Exported Key a+C105re in the Primary Key
AssociationRole Exported Keys  
ExtraConstraint Update Rule, Delete Rule  
Multiplicity   Nullable property of the columns of the Exported Key
Source   Based on the multiplicity of each role
AssociationRoleNameMap Exported Keys The rolename map is created if the columns in the primary and foreign keys are different
Attribute Table Column  
Comment Comments on the column  
InitialValue Default value  
Name Name  
Optional Based on the nullable property  
PhysicalName Name  
Position Position If position is not provided, the order in which the attributes are retrieved is used.
BaseType Types  
DataType Data Type See datatype conversion array
Length Size  
Name   The name is computed from the datatype
PhysicalName Name  
Scale Maximum scale  
CandidateKey Index, Primary Key  
Name Name  
PhysicalName Name  
UniqueKey Non-Unique property  
Class Table of type "TABLE"
Comment Comments on the table  
CppClassType   Set to ENTITY
CppPersistent   Set to True
Name Name  
PhysicalName Name  
ClassDiagram Schema A class diagram is created for each package and contains all the elements of the package
DerivedType Column Table column, stored procedure column SQL View column or type
DataType Data Type See datatype conversion array
Length Size  
Name   The name is computed from the datatype
PhysicalName Name  
Scale Decimal digits  
UserDefined   True for Type
DesignPackage Schema A Package is created for each retrieved schema. If there is no schema a default package is created.
Name Name Set to "Schema" if there is no schema or the schema has no name.
ForeignKey Exported Keys  
Name Name  
PhysicalName Name  
Index Index, Primary Key, Exported Keys  
Clustered Index type true if index type is tableIndexClustered
Name Name  
PhysicalName Name  
IndexMember Index Member, Key Member  
Position Position in the Index or key  
SortOrder Ascending/descending order  
Model Catalog The model is built using the elements contained in the catalog (The default catalog used for Teradata)
Name Name Set to "Catalog".
SQLViewAttribute View Column  
Comment Comments on the column  
Name Name  
PhysicalName Name  
Position Ordinal position  
SQLViewEntity Table of type "VIEW"
Comment Comments on the table  
Name Name  
PhysicalName Name  
StoredProcedure Stored Procedure  
Description Comments on the stored procedure  
Name Name