This page walks through how to connect Census with your Google AlloyDB database.
This guide shows you how to use Census to connect your AlloyDB database to your data warehouse and create your first sync.
In order for a third party application (like Census) to query your AlloyDB, Google Cloud requires that you set up an Auth proxy as detailed in their documentation. If you have any questions at all setting up this Auth proxy, please reach out to [email protected].
To use AlloyDB as a destination, Census requires permission to write to the desired destination tables, as well as read metadata about the table and database structures.
-- Note that creating a user may be redundant if you're already configured
-- AlloyDB as a source.
-- Give the census user the ability to sign in with a password
CREATE USER CENSUS WITH PASSWORD '<strong, unique password>';
-- Let the census user see this schema
GRANT USAGE ON SCHEMA "<your schema>" TO CENSUS;
-- Let the census user read all existing tables in this schema
-- Note: this can also be granted to specific tables as well
GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE ON ALL TABLES IN SCHEMA "<your schema>" TO CENSUS;
We support syncing data to Tables in AlloyDB, but they must have a uniqueness constraint on a column.
Census can successfully connect to AlloyDB instances that are using advanced networking controls including region constraints, IP address allow lists, or SSH Tunneling. For more information, see our Network Access Controls documentation.