Connect Amazon Kendra, Amazon OpenSearch Service, Azure Cognitive Search, Elasticsearch, Microsoft Search, SharePoint Online, SharePoint On-premise, and Solr to your Enterprise Systems

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Out-of-the-Box Connectors

Future-proof your investment, regardless of the search engine or version you are using. BAI’s SmartHub integrates with multiple search engines, giving you the freedom to combine or choose the option(s) that best meets your needs. You can even switch search engines with the confidence that you will still be able to crawl and index your enterprise-wide content.

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Key Capabilities:

 Smart Security Mapping

Provides powerful security integration across the heterogeneous security schemes used by different source systems. ‘Early binding’ security makes it possible to deliver secure, high-performance search solutions. AD-based systems benefit from automatic AD group binding; non-AD systems benefit from advanced security mapping that goes beyond the claims-based security of native search platforms. This ensures results are trimmed to expose only content the user has access to.

 Easy Administration

Automatic metadata configuration and an integrated Test Bench make it possible to rapidly deploy, configure, and test connectivity. Once deployed, crawling is monitored and managed through ConnectivityHub’s management tools. Scheduled jobs for common tasks such as security sync, backups, and mailbox management enable straightforward administration.

Advanced Configuration

Through connections, content sources, items, and metadata can be configured and extended to customize the content and tailor how search fields are populated.  Custom scripting, using familiar Visual Basic syntax, can be applied to security, crawling, and metadata to handle even the most demanding applications.

Universal SQL Connector Toolkit

Supports secure indexing for any SQL-based source system with the flexibility to tailor the way database content is composed and transformed into indexed items. Swift, wizard-driven creation of custom connectors for sources enables development of new, fully secure connectors on demand, with the flexibility to tailor content handling and metadata mapping.

 Web Services Connectors

ConnectivityHub integrates with complex business systems with proprietary APIs without installing software on production servers.


ConnectivityHub can deliver content from a source repository to other locations to support a broad range of scenarios beyond indexing for search. Pre-built targets include SharePoint Lists, Libraries, and User Profile Store. Custom Targets, fileshare Targets, and database Targets can also be created on demand.

 Smart Metadata Mapping

Automatically maps metadata and provides dataset lookup to external sources in order to augment and normalize fields; a flexible metadata mapping facility; and a scripting capability that enables the manipulation of metadata fields. Associated crawls add supplementary information as content is indexed. For example, a fileshare may have an associated database holding metadata; both the file and the metadata are indexed as a single item using an associated crawl.