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Integrate Data Cube Sources with External Services

Data Cube allows you to collect and index data from various repositories, reconfigure the data in any number of ways to fit a particular requirement, and export the data to your own applications using RESTful APIs. You can also integrate your data sources with third-party software and services to unify an existing platform, such as Salesforce, with additional business-critical information stored in your own data repositories. You can also use external business intelligence tools to create graphs, charts, and other visualizations using the data from Data Cube. With Data Cube, you can unlock the valuable business intelligence residing in data silos across your IT infrastructure without having to build your own applications from scratch.

Integrating Data Sources with External Services

After you create a data source and crawl the data, you can make the files, database entries, and other information available to supported external software and services. For example, you can use the file system connector to gather sales and marketing documents into a single data source. Then you can integrate the Data Cube source with a Salesforce account and make the documents residing in your repositories available for searches directly from the Salesforce platform, without moving or copying the source data from its storage location in your enterprise.

The following topics contain information about how to get started integrating Data Cube with supported external services:

Visualizing Data with Business Intelligence Tools

After collecting data in Data Cube, you can import your data sources into business intelligence software, such as Microsoft Power BI and Tableau. With some basic configurations, you can add Data Cube into your existing reporting workflow without any major changes to your infrastructure.

For more information, see Visualizing Data Cube Data Connections.