Siren Platform User Guide

Federation of External Databases

Siren Federate provides a module, called “Connector”, which transparently maps external database systems to “Virtual Indices” in Elasticsearch. Requests to the Elasticsearch APIs, such as the Mapping or Search APIs, are intercepted by the Connector module. These requests are translated to the external database dialect and executed against the external database. This enables Siren Investigate to create and display dashboards for data located in external databases as if they were Elasticsearch’s indices.