MySQL is a popular relational database. Many softwares support obtaining MySQL data by using MySQL transport protocol and SQL syntax.  You can connect to MySQL if you know SQL syntax. Log Service provides MySQL protocol to query and analyze logs. You can use a standard MySQL client to connect to Log Service and use the standard SQL syntax to compute and analyze logs. Clients that support the MySQL transport protocol include MySQL client,  JDBC, and Python MySQLdb.

Using bike sharing logs as an example, the following section describes how to use JDBC to connect to Log Service and read log data, the MySQL protocol and SQL syntax to compute logs, and DataV to visualize log data or computation results on a big screen.

JDBC scenarios:

  • Use a visualization tool such as DataV, Tableau, or Kibana to connect to Log Service through the MySQL protocol.
  • Use libraries such as JDBC in Java or MySQLdb in Python to access Log Service and process query results in the program.

Data example

A bike sharing log contains the user's age, gender, battery usage, vehicle ID, operation latency, latitude, lock type, longitude, operation type, operation result, and unlocking type. Data is stored in Logstore:ebike of project:project:trip_demo . The region where the project resides is cn-hangzhou.

A sample log is as follows:
Time :10-12 14:26:44
__topic__: v1 
age: 55 
battery: 118497.673842 
bikeid: 36 
gender: male 
latency: 17 
latitude: 30.2931185245 
lock_type: smart_lock 
longitude: 120.052840484 
op: unlock 
op_result: ok 
open_lock: bluetooth 
userid: 292


Log indexing and analysis functions have been enabled for each column of Logstore through the console or API.

JDBC statistics

  1. Create a Maven project and add JDBC dependency in pom dependency.
  2. Create a Java class and use JDBC in code for query.
    * Created by mayunlei on 2017/6/19.
    import com.mysql.jdbc.*;
    import java.sql.*;
    import java.sql.Connection;
    import java.sql.Statement;
    * Created by mayunlei on 2017/6/15.
    public class jdbc {
     public static void main(String args[]){
          //Input your configuration here.
         final String endpoint = "";//Log Service intranet or VPC domain name
         final String port = "10005"; //The MySQL protocol port of Log Service.
         final String project = "trip-demo";
         final String logstore = "ebike";
         final String accessKeyId = "";
         final String accessKey = "";
         Connection conn = null;
         Statement stmt = null;
         try {
             //Step 1: Load the JDBC driver.
             //Step 2: Create a link.
             conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://"+endpoint+":"+port+"/"+project,accessKeyId,accessKey);
             //Step 3: Create a statement.
             stmt = conn.createStatement();
             //Step 4: Define query statements. Query the number of logs that are generated on October 11, 2017 and meet the condition op = "unlock", and query the average operation latency.
             String sql = "select count(1) as pv,avg(latency) as avg_latency from "+logstore+" " +
                     "where __date__ >= '2017-10-11 00:00:00' " +
                     " and __date__ < '2017-10-12 00:00:00'" +
                     " and op ='unlock'";
             //Step 5: Execute query conditions.
             ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery(sql);
             //Step 6: Extract the query result.
                 //Retrieve by column name
                 //Obtain pv from the result.
                 System.out.print(" ; avg_latency:");
                 //Obtain avg_latency in the result.
         } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
         } catch (SQLException e) {
         } catch (Exception e) {
         } finally {
             if (stmt ! = null) {
                 try {
                 } catch (SQLException e) {
             if (conn ! = null) {
                 try {
                 } catch (SQLException e) {

Use DavaV to access and display data

Visualized large-screen DataV displays data and connects to Log Service to read log data or display log computation results.

  1. Create data sources

    You can select MySQL for  RDS or Log Service as a data source as per your needs.  The following section uses the MySQL protocol as an example to describe how to connect to Log Service.

    As shown in the figure, select the corresponding region and the intranet, and enter an AccessKey for the username and password. The AccessKey can be of a main account or a sub-account that has the read permission to Log Service.  Set the port number to 10005 and the database name to the project name.

    Figure 1. Editing data

  2. Creates a view.

    Select a service template in the view and click any view on the large screen. Right-click the view to modify data or the data source of the view.

    As shown in the figure, select the database created in preceding steps as the data source, enter the queried SQL, and enter mappings between the query results and view fields in preceding field mappings.

    Figure 2. Select the database

  3. Preview the view and publish.

    Click the Preview button to preview the view.

    Figure 3. Preview