IBM Notes and Domino is an advanced platform for hosting social business applications.

It delivers scalable, security-rich applications at a low cost, helping you improve productivity, accelerate operations and enhance decision-making.

With the IBM Notes Database Connector, users have the ability to find content stored in Notes databases using Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud or Elastic Cloud Enterprise. Security defined within IBM Notes is automatically reflected in the search experience, which ensures that users see content for which they are authorized. Ultimately, users can find everything they need in one place.

IBM indexing connector for elasticsearch

The connector supports both full and incremental ingestion:

  • Full ingestion requests and indexes all desired content from Notes databases
  • Incremental ingestion requests and indexes only content which has changed since the last ingestion

The key capabilities of the Lotus Notes Connector for Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise are:

  • Provides both full and incremental ingestion of content into the Elastic index of your choice
  • Provides all management of security, role, and access list management, requiring no specialized security software or search index add-ons
  • Supports all document types within Lotus Notes
  • Supports filtering of the Lotus Notes content, allowing administrators to define specifically which data is sent for ingestion into the search index
  • Brings all associated metadata into the search index to drive refinement and relevancy
  • IBM Notes retains the master information and the search index has only a representation (pointers). Users expect to click on a search result and be working on the original item or document.

The benefits of including Lotus Notes data within your Elasticsearch, Elastic Cloud, or Elastic Cloud Enterprise are:

  • Provides enhanced search capabilities into your existing search application while ensuring IBM Notes retains the master information
  • Increases adoption of IBM Notes via direct links back into Notes to any content found by a user
  • Indexes with a very high throughput
  • Has minimal impact of the source system, even helping to improve source system performance by offloading taxing search features
  • Requires no custom code, with full support and enhancements

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 Lotus Notes. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both Lotus Notes and the Elastic search engine. 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.