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Connect to data

Peliqan provides direct data access to a wide range of data sources: SaaS business applications, databases, data warehouses, APIs, files etc.

Add a new connection

In Peliqan, go to Connections and add a new connection. Select the connection type and enter the required credentials or complete the oAuth flow.


Data sync and schema discovery

After adding a connection, Peliqan will automatically set up a data pipeline and start syncing data (for SaaS sources) and/or do schema discovery (for databases). This process can take anywhere between a few seconds and a few minutes. You will automatically see the database and its tables appear in the left pane under “Explore” in Peliqan. Click on a table to open it and view the data.

For databases:

Once the connection is added, Peliqan will automatically start doing schema discovery on the connection. This means it will make a list of all the databases, per database all the schemas, per schema all the tables, and per table all the columns. Peliqan will also capture sample data etc.

Note that Peliqan does not replicate your DB data. Instead Peliqan uses a DB connection when you access data from the DB source or when you execute SQL queries in Peliqan.

Note: you can use the built-in distributed query engine Trino to combine data across sources.

For SaaS applications:

For SaaS connections, Peliqan will set up an ETL pipeline and replicate your data into the built-in Peliqan data warehouse or a data warehouse of your choice (Snowflake, BigQuery etc.).

Peliqan will create one table per object type. For example for a CRM such as Hubspot, you will see tables appearing such as Contacts, Companies, Deals etc. as well as “child tables” for e.g. the Phone numbers of Contacts.

Available connectors

For an up to date list of all available connectors, visit

Databases, Data warehouses and data lakes

  • MySQL
  • Microsoft SQL server (Azure)
  • Postgres
  • MongoDB
  • Snowflake
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Google BigQuery
  • Amazon S3 (coming soon)
  • Databricks (coming soon)

Other DB’s, DW’s and DL’s are available on request, see below.

For databases, data warehouses and data lakes, Peliqan will fetch the data in real-time when a table is opened or used in e.g. a data app. Peliqan does not store a copy of the data, except when you materialize a table in Peliqan.

SaaS business applications

For SaaS business applications, Peliqan will set up a data pipeline automatically when you add a connection, and it will start syncing the data from the SaaS application into the built-in data warehouse. The sync is incremental where possible, the interval can be viewed under Connections.

On-prem data sources

Peliqan offers an agent that can be installed on-prem to sync data to a data warehouse in the cloud. Contact us for more information on our on-prem agent.

Files and API data sources

Working with files and APIs is done through Peliqan’s low-code Python scripts.

More info on working with files:

Working with filesWorking with files

See Data Enrichment for an example working with APIs directly:

Data enrichmentData enrichment

Note that you can also request a new connector (see below), in which case you don’t have to handle the API of a SaaS application to extract data.

Requesting a new connector

The Peliqan connector team will add new connectors in 2 business days at a fixed low one-time setup price. Contact support for more details.

  • For databases: please provide the name of the database system you want to connect, optionally including a test account.
  • For SaaS sources: Peliqan can work with any type of API (REST, SOAP Web services, GraphQL etc.). Please provide following details if possible in your connector request:
    • Name of the SaaS business application
    • Brief description of the use case, e.g. which data do you need
    • Do you want to read data only or also perform write-back ?
    • Link to API documentation
    • If possible, test credentials to the API

Connection status

You can verify the status of your connections under “Connections” in Peliqan.


Connection status for SaaS connections

Source status

  • Green icon: Scheduled syncs are running normally.
  • Red icon: Last sync had an error. Scheduled syncs will no longer run. Start a manual run (menu item “Sync”) to try again. If this sync runs normally, the source will show a green icon again and scheduled runs will be resumed.
  • Spinner icon:
    • When adding a new connection: data pipeline is being created and executed.
    • For an existing connection: data pipeline is being executed.

Target status

  • Green icon: Syncing data into the data warehouse is running normally.
  • Red icon: When using an external data warehouse: check connection and permissions on this DW.
  • Spinner icon: Peliqan is discovering the tables & columns on the DW target tables, getting sample values etc.

Menu action ”Sync”

Use this when you don’t want to wait for the next scheduled sync to pull in new SaaS data.

Menu action “Full resync”

Use this when you want to update to the latest version of a connector (which supports e.g. more tables) or you want to resync all data. A full resync will also make sure that records that were deleted in the source are no longer present in the target data warehouse.

Connection status for DB connections

Source status

  • Green icon: Peliqan was able to connect and discover the schema.
  • Red icon: Double check connection details and run “Sync” so that Peliqan will try to discover schemas again. If this is successful, the source icon will be green again.
  • Spinner icon: Peliqan is discovering tables & columns, getting sample values etc.

Target status

There is no target for DB connections, because Peliqan will access external DBs directly without the need to replicate the data. Use Peliqan’s built-in Trino query engine to combine data from multiple sources.

Menu action “Sync”

Use this when the schema changed in the connected DB, e.g. new tables or columns were added. By doing a “Sync”, you will see the new tables or columns appear in Peliqan.