IBM WebSphere Connector 

IBM WebSphere software is designed for SOA environments that enables dynamic, interconnected business processes and delivers highly effective application infrastructures for all business situations.

The core WebSphere solutions are:

  • Application Infrastructure
    Build, deploy and run applications in a proven, secure and flexible environment.
  • Connectivity, Integration, and SOA
    Linking applications and services for operational efficiency and cost savings.
  • Mobile Development and Connectivity
    Quickly and efficiently develop mobile apps that deliver rich user experiences.
  • Business Process Management
    Optimize business performance by documenting, deploying, and continuously improving end-to-end business processes.
  • Portals
    Deliver a point of personalized interaction with applications, content, processes, and people.
  • Mobile Management and Security
    Gain visibility and control to enforce a mobile security strategy.

websphere Connectors for SharePoint

The BA Insight WebSphere Connector provides full security and operates at high throughput to minimize crawl times while maintaining a low performance impact on WebSphere. It only requires read access, and there is no need to install client software on any WebSphere server. This results in seamless and simultaneous access to all content stored in WebSphere.

Organizations leverage WebSphere to solve a wide range of complex business problems, and the data created within these specific applications can go unnoticed in the intranet or search portal platform. 

BA Insight’s WebSphere Connector securely indexes both the full text and metadata of WebSphere objects into the SharePoint, Elasticsearch, and/or Azure search engine, enabling a single searchable result set across content from multiple repositories. This allows organizations to tap into the wealth of information accessible within WebSphere, SharePoint and other repositories, and makes that data instantly actionable to users through search. 

The WebSphere Connector honors the security of source application and provides both full and incremental crawls so the users have the latest information available to them all the time.


Our WebSphere Connector:

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    Provides security trimming, only surfacing the content that users are permitted to see.
  • 2
    Minimizes the impact on the source application, ensuring no impact to its performance.
  • 3
    Provides both full and incremental crawls so users have the latest information.
  • 4
    Indexes every desired item with a very high throughput, minimizing the impact on WebSphere’s performance.
  • 5
    Provides a single consolidated search index referencing WebSphere content, along with content from SharePoint and other repositories, resulting in a single unified result set.
  • 6
    After WebSphere is crawled, the search index uses a representation pointing to the original content. This enables the users to click on a search result and be taken to the original item or document.
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    Works with all types of data.


Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Azure Search, Elasticsearch, and SharePoint Search are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of IBM WebSphere. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both IBM WebSphere and the respective search engines. The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

By connecting IBM WebSphere to your preferred search engine, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.