Add a Starburst connection

Follow these steps to connect to Starburst databases:

  1. Click Data in the top navigation bar.

  2. Click the Connections tab at the top of the page, and then click + Add connection at the upper-right-hand side of the page.

  3. In the Choose your data warehouse interface, specify the fields:

    Name your connection

    For example, MyStarburstDatabase

    Describe your connections

    The optional description of the database

    Choose your data warehouse

    Select the Starburst tile

    Add Starburst connection
  4. Click Connect.

  5. In the Specify connection details interface, enter the connection details for your Starburst data source.

    connection starburst specify details

    Host name or IP address


    Port associated with the database


    The user account name


    The password of the user account


    The password of the user account

  6. (Optional) Configure proxy for your Starburst connection by doing the following:

    1. Click the Advanced Config menu to reveal the Key and Value fields.

    2. For Key, enter httpProxy, and for Value, enter <proxyHost>:<proxyPort>.


      Additional configuration

      You can also click to open the Advanced Config section, and enter additional parameters as Key and Value pairs. To add more keys and values, click the plus sign (+), and add them. Refer to the cloud data warehouse’s JDBC driver reference documentation for information on the supported keys and values.

      • The key-value pairs must be already defined in your data source.

      • Key-value pairs are case-sensitive.

  7. Click Continue.

  8. Select the tables and columns for your new connection.

    1. Select tables (on the left)

    2. Select columns from each table (on the right)

      • When you select multiple tables that share data, ThoughtSpot recognizes existing joins within the new connection. You can also add joins at a later time.

      • For very wide tables, select only the columns that you need for calculations, filters, and joins.

  9. Click Create connection.

    After ThoughtSpot creates the new connection, it displays a message about the number of tables and columns in that connection.

  10. Click Create.

Your new connection appears on the Data > Connections page.

The connection you just created is a link to an external data source. If the external data source contains joins, ThoughtSpot recognizes them.

After you add the connection, you can search your database.

Click the name of your connection to view the tables and columns in your connection.

New connection

You can now perform a live query on the tables and columns of your connection. Because the selected tables and columns in your connection are outside ThoughtSpot (they are linked, not imported), it may take a little longer to render the initial search results. This is because ThoughtSpot does not cache linked data.

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