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PySpark Snowflake Data Warehouse Read Write operations — Part2 (Read-Write)

Last Updated on February 11, 2021 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Vivek Chaudhary


PySpark Snowflake Data Warehouse Read Write operations — Part2 (Read-Write)

The Objective of this story is to build an understanding of the Read and Write operations on the Snowflake Data warehouse table using Apache Spark API, Pyspark. In continuation to my previous blog, the link shared below, of the PySpark Snowflake Read operations, this is my current blog and I have covered the use case to perform write operations on Snowflake Database tables.

Part1 can b

PySpark Snowflake Data Warehouse Read Write operations — Part1 (Read Only)

In this blog just to make things more diverse or real-time, where we have multiple sources, I have used different data sources such as Apache Parquet file present on HDFS (installed on the local system), Oracle Database. We will extract the data perform simple transformations on the datasets and write the same to Snowflake DB.

  1. Spark Connectivity and Import Dataset
import pyspark
from pyspark.sql import SparkSession
print(‘modules imported’)
spark= SparkSession.builder.appName(‘Pyspark_snowflake’).getOrCreate()
print(‘app created’)
#snowflake property setting spark._jvm.net.snowflake.spark.snowflake.SnowflakeConnectorUtils.enablePushdownSession(spark._jvm.org.apache.spark.sql.SparkSession.builder().getOrCreate())

Import Parquet file from local HDFS:

Parquet on HDFS

Emp Data

Import Oracle Database Table records:

dept_df = spark.read.format(‘jdbc’).option(‘url’, ‘jdbc:oracle:thin:scott/[email protected]//localhost:1522/oracle’).option(‘dbtable’, ‘dept’).option(‘user’, ‘scott’).option(‘password’, ‘scott’).option(‘driver’, ‘oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver’).load()
Dept Data

2. Data Transformation

In Data Transformation, we will perform simple transformations such as renaming columns and joining the datasets, as the scope of this story is to understand connectivity with Snowflake.

#rename Dataframe column
#join the emp and dept datasets
joined_df=dept_df.join(emp_df,emp_df.DEPTNO_E==dept_df.DEPTNO, how=’inner’)
#create final dataframe
Final Dataset

3. Snowflake setup

#set the below snowflake properties for connectivity
sfOptions = {
“sfURL” : “wa29709.ap-south-1.aws.snowflakecomputing.com”,
“sfAccount” : “xxxxxxx”,
“sfUser” : “xxxxxxxxx”,
“sfPassword” : “xxxxxxxx”,
“sfDatabase” : “learning_db”,
“sfSchema” : “public”,
“sfWarehouse” : “compute_wh”,
“sfRole” : “sysadmin”,

SNOWFLAKE_SOURCE_NAME = “net.snowflake.spark.snowflake”

Create Snowflake target table using the script below:

create table emp_dept (empno integer, 
ename string,
sal integer,
deptno integer,
dname string);
Snowflake Table

4. Load Pyspark DataFrame to Snowflake target

#pyspark dataframe to snowflake
final_df.write.format(“snowflake”).options(**sfOptions).option(“dbtable”, “emp_dept”).mode(‘append’).options(header=True).save()

Validate the data in snowflake using SnowSQL:

Data Validation

We are successfully able to read datasets from diverse sources and load Spark Data frame to Snowflake DataBase table.

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