Defining connections in the AWS Glue Data Catalog - AWS Glue

Defining connections in the AWS Glue Data Catalog

An AWS Glue connection is a Data Catalog object that stores login credentials, URI strings, virtual private cloud (VPC) information, and more for a particular data store. AWS Glue crawlers, jobs, and development endpoints use connections in order to access certain types of data stores. You can use connections for both sources and targets, and reuse the same connection across multiple crawler or extract, transform, and load (ETL) jobs.

AWS Glue supports the following connection types:

  • JDBC

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)

  • Amazon Redshift

  • Amazon DocumentDB

  • Kafka

  • MongoDB

  • Network (designates a connection to a data source that is in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC))

With AWS Glue Studio, you can also create a connection for a connector. A connector is an optional code package that assists with accessing data stores in AWS Glue Studio. For more information, see Using connectors and connections with AWS Glue Studio

For information about how to connect to on-premises databases, see How to access and analyze on-premises data stores using AWS Glue at the AWS Big Data Blog website.