A datasource is a complete data ingest configuration that consists of the following components:
Connector. A connector is a built-in mechanism for pulling your data into Fusion. Lucidworks provides a wide variety of connectors, each specialized for a particular data type. For a list of connectors, see Fusion Connectors.
Parser. Parsers provide fine-grained configuration for inbound data. See Parsers for more information.
Index pipeline. Index pipelines transform incoming data for indexing by Fusion. See Index Pipelines for more information.
Fusion 5.8 includes all available connectors in Indexing > Datasources. Some connectors come pre-installed, but you must install others manually. See Install a Connector - 5.2 and later for more information.
See Configure A New Datasource for complete instructions.