DbSchema Database Designer - Amazonredshift JDBC Driver

DbSchema is a Amazonredshift database designer which is using Java JDBC drivers to connect to Amazonredshift. You may simply download and install DbSchema to get the Amazonredshift JDBC driver and test the connection to Amazonredshift. DbSchema can be evaluated 15 days for free. The driver can be then find in the DbSchema installation folder or in the home directory '.DbSchema' folder. In this way you will be also able to test the graphical diagrams, visual query builder, relational data browse and more.

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About JDBC Drivers

JDBC drivers are Java library files with the extension .jar used by all Java applications to connect to the database. Usually they are provided by the same company which implemented the Amazonredshift software. DbSchema installation kit already include an Amazonredshift driver.

Each JDBC driver is using a specific URL. The URL is a string passed to the driver, formatted in a way which is decided by the team who bild the driver, and which usually includes information about the database host, port and database name.

Amazon Redshift JDBC Driver

You can download the JDBC driver right here. Unzip the downloaded zip file to get the driver jars.
Download Amazonredshift JDBC driver
Please write us if this version of the driver is not the latest, we will update it !

Driver Information :

  • Required File(s): RedShiftJdbc.jar
  • Java Driver Class: net.ucanaccess.jdbc.UcanaccessDriver
  • URL: jdbc:redshift://{HOST}:{PORT}/{DB}
  • Website: IBM
We use the Amazon Redshift driver.

Connect to Amazonredshift from DbSchema

Start DbSchema, choose 'Connect to database' and in the connection dialog choose 'Amazonredshift' from the database combo. There you can upload the JDBC driver. For a limited list of databases the drivers are already included.

Next step is to fill in the connection dialog the database host, port, username and password.

  • The host is the name or the IP address of the machine where the database is running. If the database is running on the same machine as DbSchema, this will be localhost.
  • The port is a number, a kind of 'door' where the database listen for requests. This has a default value which DbSchema will set for you. If the database administrator choose a different port, you may have to enter the correct value
  • Database username is the user to login into the database. DbSchema may enter by default the most user for each database. If this is not correct, check the database documentation for this. Usually during Amazonredshift installation you are informed about the username.
  • Database password for the database user, is set inside the database.
DbSchema will replace this values in the JDBC URL string, will send this to server and try to connect.

Connect to Amazonredshift using DbSchema database tool

Connectivity Troubleshooting

If you get problems connecting to database, please remember :
  • Windows Firewall may block the communication. You may need to reconfigure or disable it.
  • Remote connections are not always enabled by default. MySql lets you, for example, to enable them during the database software installation.
  • Make sure the host is reachable. From the connection dialog you can ping the database host ensure the configured port is reachable.
  • Check the driver version is compatible with the database software. It may be that DbSchema provided JDBC driver is not the latest version. Please inform us in this case.
Learn more about how to connect to database from the DbSchema help.
 
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