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MIMB Bridge Documentation

MIMB Import Bridge from Presto Database (via JDBC)

Bridge Specifications

Vendor Presto
Tool Name Presto Database
Tool Version 0.2xx
Tool Web Site
Supported Methodology [Relational Database] Multi-Model, Data Store (Physical Data Model) via JDBC API

Tool: Presto / Presto Database version 0.2xx via JDBC API
Metadata: [Relational Database] Multi-Model, Data Store (Physical Data Model)
Component: JdbcPresto version 11.1.0

This bridge requires internet access to download third-party libraries:
- such as to download open source third-party libraries,
- and more sites for other third-party software such as database specific jdbc drivers.

The downloaded third-party libraries are stored into $HOME/data/download/MIMB/
- If https fails, the bridge then tries with http.
- If a proxy is used to access internet, you must configure that proxy in the JRE (see the -j option in the Miscellaneous parameter).
- If the bridge does not have full access to internet, that $HOME/data/download/MIMB/ directory can be copied from another server with internet access where the command $HOME/bin/ (or .bat) -d can be used to download all third-party libraries used by all bridges at once.

By running this bridge, you hereby acknowledge responsibility for the license terms and any potential security vulnerabilities from these downloaded third-party software libraries.

This bridge uses a JDBC connection to a generic 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).

Bridge Parameters

Parameter Name Description Type Values Default Scope
Driver location The file directory where the JDBC driver files are located. When the value is empty (default), the bridge tries to download the driver files from Maven.

The default driver class name is 'com.facebook.presto.jdbc.PrestoDriver'.

If the driver specified has a different class name, specify that name using the -driver.className option in the Miscellaneous bridge parameter.
Host Host address of the database engine. STRING     Mandatory
Port Database engine listens a particular port. Default is 8080. NUMERIC   8080  
User Login in other terms. STRING     Mandatory
Password Secret part of your credentials. PASSWORD      
Tables and views The subset of tables to import expressed as a semicolon separated list of tables, e.g.
table1; table2

All user tables are imported if that list is empty.

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

Table 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%'
Schema Schema REPOSITORY_SUBSET      
Catalog Database in other terms. REPOSITORY_SUBSET      
Miscellaneous INTRODUCTION
Specify miscellaneous options starting with a dash and optionally followed by parameters, e.g.
-connection.cast MyDatabase1="MICROSOFT 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.
Note: The majority of proxies are concerned with encrypting (HTTPS) the outside (of the company) traffic and trust the inside traffic that can access proxy over HTTP. In this case, an HTTPS request reaches the proxy over HTTP where the proxy HTTPS-encrypts it.
-java.parameters -java.parameters -Dhttp.proxyHost= -Dhttp.proxyPort=3128 -Dhttp.proxyUser=user -Dhttp.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\jre\bin\javaw.exe"

Some API based bridges (e.g. JDBC) may require a SSL / TLS based secure connection, no setup is needed when using an official certificate signed by a Certificate Authority (CA). However, when using a self signed certificate, then such a certificate needs to be imported in your java environment (before restarting your Java application) typically as follows:
cd $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security
mv jssecacerts jssecacerts.old
$JAVA_HOME/bin/keytool -importkeystore -srckeystore {your_keystore} -keystore jssecacerts

-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>

This option allows running a script before the bridge execution.
The script must be located in the bin directory (or as specified with M_SCRIPT_PATH in conf/, 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"

-postscript <script name>

This option allows running a script after successful execution of the bridge.
The script must be located in the bin directory (or as specified with M_SCRIPT_PATH in conf/, 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:
-postscript "script.bat arg1 arg2"


Clears the cache before the import, and therefore will run a full import without incremental harvesting.

If the model was not changed and the -cache.clear parameter is not used (incremental harvesting), then a new version will not be created.
If the model was not changed and the -cache.clear parameter is set (full source import instead of incremental), then a new version will be created.

-backup <directory>

This option allows to save the bridge input metadata for further troubleshooting. The provided <directory> must be empty.

The primary use of this option is for data store import bridges, in particular JDBC based database import bridges.

Note that this option is not operational on some bridges including:
- File based import bridges (as such input files can be used instead)
- DI/BI repository import bridges (as the tool's repository native backup can be used instead)
- Some API based import bridges (e.g. COM based) for technical reasons.

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"="MICROSOFT 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"

-connection.level AggregationLevel

Specifies the aggregation level for the external connections, e.g.-connection.level catalog
The list of the supported values:
schema (default)

-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.


Alternative Presto JDBC driver location.
The JDBC driver folder location where all found JAR files will be added to the CLASSPATH.


Bridge Mapping

Meta Integration Repository (MIR)
(based on the OMG CWM standard)
"Presto Database (via JDBC)"
Mapping Comments
Name Name  
Attribute Table Column  
Comment Comments on the column If JDBC driver supports
InitialValue Default value  
Name Name  
Optional Based on the nullable property For Access databases, set to false only if the attribute is in a Unique Index
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  
Class Table of type "TABLE"
Comment Comments on the table If JDBC driver supports
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.
SQLViewAttribute View Column  
Comment Comments on the column If JDBC driver supports
Name Name  
PhysicalName Name  
Position Ordinal position  
SQLViewEntity Table of type "VIEW"
Comment Comments on the table If JDBC driver supports
Name Name  
PhysicalName Name  
StoreModel Catalog The model is built using the elements contained in the catalog (e.g. the database for MS SQL server)
Name Name Set to "Catalog" if the catalog has no name.
Synonym Table Synonym If JDBC driver supports
Name Name  

Last updated on Fri, 2 Jun 2023 17:39:24

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