Data Source connections

A data source is a database, file server, cloud service, or other source of data that you want to process through Spectrum™ Technology Platform. Spectrum™ Technology Platform can connect to over 20 types of data sources.

To connect Spectrum™ Technology Platform to a data source, you need to define the connection first. For example, if you want to read data from an XML file into a dataflow, and the XML file is located on a remote file server, you would have to define a connection to the file server before you can define the input XML file in a dataflow. Similarly, if you want to write dataflow output to a database, you must first define the database as an external resource.