Data exists everywhere throughout your organization: in databases, on shared network servers, in the cloud, on countless desktops. Data also exists in various formats: as records in multiple types of databases, as structured text files, as proprietary spreadsheet documents, as streams from REST calls to a 3rd party API. Informer enables you to discover business intelligence from all these disparate silos but first you’ll want to get your data into the form of an Informer Dataset.
A Dataset is the elementary building block for Informer content to perform data analytics. A Dataset is a set of indexed Records and a Record is a collection of Fields. A Field can be a simple value such as a number or text, an object, or an array of objects.