Connecting to external data sources

Subject to your licensing terms, a deployment of i2® Analyze can use the i2 Connect gateway to query and retrieve data from external data sources. By implementing a connector to an external data source, you enable i2 Analyze to create and display records that represent the data in that source.

If the deployment and their permissions support it, users who create records from external sources can upload them to the Information Store for storage, sharing, and subsequent analysis.

Solutions that use the i2 Connect gateway depend on connectors that you create to make the bridge between i2 Analyze and external data sources. Conventionally, you write one connector for each source that you want to connect to. Each connector provides one or more services that present a querying interface to users and perform the actual queries on the data source.