Adding Live Connections

An alternative to importing data into an ElastiCube is to connect directly to the source through a live data connection. With Live Connect, queries can be processed directly in the data source. This allows you to work with only the result set from a query, rather than doing large imports from the source. You may want to leverage this method if you have invested in a high performance database or want to tap into real-time functionality.

For a short video overview of working with live data, see below.

Each live data source has its own requirements. For documentation for the relevant live data sources, see the table below:

Connector More Information
Google BigQuery Google BigQuery Live
MemSQL Documentation
Oracle Oracle Live
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL Live
Redshift Amazon Redshift Live
Snowflake Connecting to Snowflake
SQL Server SQL Server Live