Google Cloud Search (GCS) exists to bring every aspect of the convenience, scale, and speed of Google.com to businesses. It transforms the way enterprises search for information by giving users the ability to quickly, easily and securely find content and documents across platforms and services. It utilizes machine learning to power cloud search capabilities across G Suite and other Google apps, as well as within third party apps.
SADA’s Cloud Search practice has developed GCS connectors for a variety of popular applications, with more applications added regularly. Connectors allow documents, content and metadata from third-party applications to be searched instantly and securely within GCS. Using APIs and other integration points, our connectors efficiently traverse all new and modified content in a third-party application and securely transmit the content to the GCS index. Access control information is also transferred for every document, ensuring that only users that are allowed to view the content will see it in their search results.
GCS Connector Architecture
SADA Cloud Search Connectors
The GitHub connector enables the indexing of GitHub content including Pull Requests, Issues, Files, and Repository details with support for metadata (topics, commit messages, comments, etc.). The GitHub connector supports fast incremental change detection. The connector utilizes GitHub’s GraphQL and REST APIs to index the GitHub content. Supports content ACLs and third-party identity groups.
Jira (On-Premise & Cloud)
The Jira connector indexes projects and issues within Jira on-premise & Cloud. The connector supports custom metadata schemas and supports fast incremental updates. All content is indexed securely, respecting project and issue level permission schemes. The connector makes use of a custom plugin developed by SADA to more efficiently gather access control information. Supports third-party directories or Jira’s built-in user/group management.
Confluence (On-Premise & Cloud)
The Confluence connector indexes Sites, Pages with Comments, Attachments and Blogs. The connector supports incremental indexing for fast updates. All Confluence content permissions are honored as ACLs. The connector utilizes the Confluence REST API and the Confluence CQL query language.
Salesforce: Knowledge Articles
The Salesforce Knowledge Articles connector indexes articles published in the Salesforce Knowledge application. The connector supports custom metadata schemas and binary attachments. Publication and expiration dates are honored. Data Categories can be used to create content ACL restrictions. Supports fast incremental updates.
ServiceNow: Knowledge Management Articles
The ServiceNow connectors indexes articles published in the ServiceNow Knowledge Management application. The connector supports custom metadata schemas and fast incremental updates.
The WordPress connector supports indexing of metadata and content of WordPress sites including Pages and Posts. The WordPress connector supports fast incremental change detection. The connector utilizes WordPress REST APIs to index the WordPress content.
Pathgather – Enterprise Learning Platform
The Pathgather connector indexes Learning Paths, Learning Content, Gatherings, and Skills. Supports fast incremental updates.
The Facebook Workplace connector enables the indexing of Workplace content including groups, conversations and shared documents with the full support for the security model. The connector supports fast incremental change detection. The connector utilizes Facebook’s Graph APIs to index the Workplace content. Supports content ACLs and third-party identity groups.
The SAP HANA connector indexes structured data and referenced files from SAP HANA tables, via. OData REST endpoints. ACLs can be applied based on field values. Supports full traversal with fast incremental updates.
XML Feed Connector
The XML Feed connector allows Google Search Appliance XML Feed Applications and Connectors to work seamlessly with Google Cloud Search. Simply point your XML feed applications or connectors to the new connector. Supports all GSA feed types (full, incremental, and metadata-and-url), full metadata mappings, ACLs, and more.