Connect to Turbot Pipes from RStudio

RStudio is an IDE that uses the R language to enable users to explore, query, and visualize data.

Steampipe provides a single interface to all your cloud, code, logs and more. Because it's built on Postgres, Steampipe provides an endpoint that any Postgres-compatible client -- including RStudio -- can connect to.

The Connect tab for your workspace provides the details you need to connect RStudio to Turbot Pipes.

Connect to Steampipe CLI from RStudio

To connect RStudio to Steampipe CLI, run steampipe service start --show-password and use the displayed connection details.

Steampipe service is running:
Host(s): localhost,,
Port: 9193
Database: steampipe
User: steampipe
Password: 99**_****_**8c
Connection string: postgres://steampipe:99**_****_**8c@localhost:9193/steampipe

Getting started

RStudio is available to use on the desktop.

To get started, Install the RPostgres package, specify your connection string, create a connection, then run a query.

In this example we connect from the RStudio console, load the query results and use the ggplot2 package to chart the versioning status of AWS S3 buckets in an account.

db <- 'dea4px'
host_db <- ''
db_port <- '9193'
db_user <- 'rahulsrivastav14'
db_password <- 'f3ee-****-**2a'
con <- dbConnect(RPostgres::Postgres(), dbname=db, host=host_db, port=db_port, user=db_user, password=db_password)
tbl <- dbGetQuery(con, 'select name, region, versioning_enabled from aws_s3_bucket')
ggplot(tbl, aes(versioning_enabled)) + geom_bar(stat = 'count') + labs(x = 'Versioning')

Call the Turbot Pipes API from RStudio

You can also use the Turbot Pipes query API. Grab your token, put it an environment variable like PIPES_TOKEN, and use this pattern.

response <- POST( url="",
add_headers(.headers = c(
'Authorization'='Bearer {PIPES_TOKEN}',
'Content-Type' = 'application/json',
'Encoding' = "UTF-8")),
body = '{"sql":"select name, region from aws_s3_bucket limit 2"}')
content(response, "text")
"items": [
"name": "amplify-authcra-devc-deployment",
"region": "us-east-2"
"name": "appstream-app-settings-us-east-1-v01a5",
"region": "us-east-1"