This section explains now to connect your data sources to DataDistillr.
Connecting your data sources to DataDistillr is as easy as filling out a form. This section will guide you through the process of connecting your data source to DataDistillr. Once you have connected your data source to DataDistillr, it is important to remember to connect it to your project(s) otherwise you will not be able to query your data!
Before You Begin
Before you begin, you will need to know a few things about the data source you are trying to connect to DataDistillr:
What kind of data source are you connecting?
Usually you will need connection information such as IP address, or hostname and port.
A unique name for your data source. This is how you will access the data in queries.
Can I use LDAP or Active Directory with DataDistillr?
DataDistillr does support integrations with single sign on (SSO) systems, as well as enterprise identification and authentication systems such as LDAP and active directory. These require an enterprise account, so please contact enterprise sales for more information.
Adding Your Data Source
At the top of the screen, click on the Data Sources link. This will take you to the Data Sources screen where you can view the data sources you already have connected.
The Data Sources Button
Next, click on the Add Data Source button and you will see the window to select what type of data source to add.
Selecting a Data Source Type
Types of Data Sources
While DataDistillr supports a wide range of various data sources, for simplicity's sake, we divide them up into four categories which are:
When you query the data, they will more or less all feel exactly the same, but the initial configuration differs slightly between data source types.
The specific instructions for connecting to data sources can be found in the links above.
Linking Your Data With A Project
The last step in connecting your data to DataDistillr is linking your data with a project. The project is intended to filter down your data from all available data to just those data sources you are working with.