V11 SP8

Getting Started with Data Cube

To use Data Cube, complete the following steps.

Step 1: Open Data Cube in the Web Console

To open Data Cube, log on to the Web Console. See Opening Data Cube in the Web Console.

Step 2: Add a Data Source

Use the data connectors in Data Cube to add a data source to collect data from. See Adding a Data Source to Data Cube.

Step 3: Crawl Data Sources

To collect data, you must crawl the data sources. Crawling indexes the data from the source so that you can perform structured searches and data mining. See Crawling a Data Source in Data Cube.

Step 4: Put Your Data to Use

After crawling your data sources, you can repurpose the information in your data sources for a variety of uses, such as the following:

  • Analyze and restructure your data

    Use the search views interface that is provided with Data Cube to restructure your data, to analyze the information, and to gain valuable insights about your data. For more information, see Search Views for Data Cube.

  • Create your own applications

    Use the REST APIs for your data sources to supply the business intelligence that exists in your information to your applications. For more information, see REST APIs for Data Sources in Data Cube.

  • Integrate data connections with external services

    Connect your data sources to external software to integrate your data with your existing corporate platforms and services. For more information, see Integrate Data Cube Sources with External Services.