IBM DB2 Connector for SharePoint


IBM DB2 is the database of choice for robust, enterprise-wide solutions handling high-volume workloads. It is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance while lowering costs.

Offered on a variety of platforms, IBM DB2 provides organizations with the scalability and flexibility they require. The various platform offerings are:

  • DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
    Industry-leading performance for multi-workloads on distributed systems, offering unparalleled efficiencies for staffing and storage.
  • DB2 on Cloud
    The power of IBM DB2 combined with the agility and economics of cloud deployment…all under your control.
  • DB2 for i
    Formerly known as DB2 for i5/OS, this advanced, 64-bit Relational Database Management System leverages the high performance, virtualization, and energy efficiency features of IBM Power Systems.
  • DB2 for z/OS
    The database software gold standard for reliability, availability, and scalability. Optimized for SOA, CRM and data warehousing.
  • DB2 Connect
    Connect desktop and palm-top applications to your mainframe and minicomputer host databases.

IBM db2 Connectors for SharePoint

The BA Insight DB2 Connector provides full security and operates at high throughput to minimize crawl times while maintaining a low performance impact on the source system, in this case DB2. It only requires read access, and there is no need to install client software on any database server.

Organizations leverage DB2 to solve a wide range of complex business problems, and the data stored within these specific databases often goes unnoticed in the intranet or search portal platform. 

The BA Insight DB2 Connector for SharePoint allows organizations to tap into the wealth of data stored within DB2 databases and applications, and make that data instantly actionable to users through search. 

In addition to supporting DB2, it can equally support databases from other systems such as Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.

Our DB2 Connector for SharePoint:

  • 1
    Honors the security of source systems and only surfaces the content that users are permitted to see.
  • 2
    Works with custom tables, documents, attachments, CLOB, DBCLOB, and BLOB data.
  • 3
    Provides both full and incremental crawls so that users have the latest information available to them, all the time.
  • 4
    The source system retains the master information and the search index has only pointers to the original items enabling the user to click on a search result and be taken to the original item or document.

Future-proof your investment for new SharePoint versions and O365

With each successive version of SharePoint, Microsoft extends its core capabilities, and the same is true of new releases of the DB2. BA Insight does the hard work of keeping the connector up to date for both DB2 and SharePoint. In addition, the DB2 Connector also supports O365 through Cloud SSA and current versions of SharePoint on-premise including 2010, 2013, and 2016.

The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release and installing and configuring it. Or, if desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Organizational Productivity

By connecting DB2 databases and applications to SharePoint, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.