Create a single Elastic Index with our File Share Connector, which makes a wealth of information discoverable because it can be searched.

The BA Insight File Share Connector for Elastic makes it possible to surface content from File Shares (Windows, SMB/CIFS) in a single consolidated Elastic search index, along with content from other repositories.

The File Share Connector:

  • Respects File Share security. This means that users will only see documents from File Shares in their search results that they have access to in the underlying File Shares.
  • Supports both full and incremental crawls.
  • Indexes with very high throughput.
  • Keeps documents in the File Shares. The search index contains a pointer back to the original documents. This meets users’ expectations, which is to click on a search result and then work on the original item or document.

Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of File Share. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both File Share and Elastic search engines. The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

By connecting File Share to your search engine, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.