IBM Notes Database Connector for SharePoint

IBM Notes and Domino is an advanced platform for hosting social business applications.

It delivers scalable, security-rich applications at a low cost, helping you improve productivity, accelerate operations and enhance decision-making.

With the IBM Notes Database Connector for SharePoint, users have the ability to find content stored in Notes databases using SharePoint search.  Security defined within IBM Notes is automatically reflected in the search experience, which ensures that users see content for which they are authorized. Ultimately, users can find everything they need in one place.

Connectors for SharePoint

The connector supports both full crawls and incremental crawls:

  • Full crawls request and index all desired content from Notes databases
  • Incremental crawls request and index only content which has changed since the last crawl

Our IBM Notes Database Connector for SharePoint addresses key requirements that are challenging to implement through custom solutions:

  • 1
    Indexes every desired item with a very high throughput. Many BA Insight customers have millions of documents or even hundreds of millions. Just 1 million documents indexed at 1 document/second would take over 11 days for a full crawl!
  • 2
    Is light touch, minimizing the impact on the source system without impacting the performance of the source system.
  • 3
    Only surfaces the content that users are permitted to see.
  • 4
    IBM Notes retains the master information and the search index has only a representation (pointers). Users expect to click on a search result and be working on 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 IBM Notes. BA Insight does the hard work of keeping the connector up to date for both IBM Notes and SharePoint. In addition, the IBM Notes for SharePoint Connector also supports O365 through Cloud SSA. In fact, we support current versions of SharePoint including 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office365.

The upgrades 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.