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JDBC Driver for Netezza

Published by: Netezza
Latest version: Netezza 7.2+
Released: September 29, 2020
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This driver is not downloadable from a public website. You will need to retrieve the JDBC Driver available as part of your Netezza server installation. The JDBC driver can be copied from your Netezza database server, the JAR file is typically located in /kit/sbin/nzjdbc3.jar (For example, /nz/kit/sbin/nzjdbc3.jar).

This Netezza JDBC driver is provided by Netezza and can be used in Collibra Catalog.

To register Netezza-provided sources, use the section ‘Collibra provided drivers’ in Collibra Catalog. Leveraging this driver, Collibra Catalog will be able to register database information and extract the structure of the source into its schemas, tables and columns.

JDBC drivers can retrieve the following database components:

    • Schemas
    • Tables
    • Views
    • Columns
    • Primary keys
    • Foreign keys

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Release Notes

The driver has been certified with the username/password authentication for the following:

  • Ingestion of technical metadata from the source.
  • Profiling of the registered data source and calculation of statistics that describe the data.

Data Profiling is not supported for tables with columns of National Character types (NVARCHAR and NCHAR).
Profiling of such tables will fail with an error as follows:
Table 'XXX' profiling/sampling was skipped for an unknown reason. Please check jobServer logs for more details.

Within the JobServer logfile the following detailed error:

job.catalog.DataSourceReader$ - SQLException trying to read table XXX: org.netezza.error.NzFeatureNotSupportedException: netezza.feature.not.supported

  • Netezza 7.2 and newer
  • Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud
  • Collibra Data Intelligence On-Prem
  • N/A
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Technical Support

Support is provided for the template as downloaded from the Marketplace, without changes to the way it works. These drivers are designed to only work with Collibra Catalog and cannot be used for other purposes.

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