Indexing Your Data
Indexing stores your data in a format that is optimized for searching. How you index your data is critical for ensuring that your data is stored in a format that is ideal for your search application.
Collections are a way of grouping data sets so that related data sets can be managed together. Every data set that you ingest belongs to a collection. Any app can contain one or more collections. See Collection Management.
Datasources are configurations that determine how your data is handled during ingest by Fusion’s connectors, parsers, and index pipelines. When you run a fully-configured datasource, the result is an indexed data set that is optimized for search, depending on the shape of your data and how you want to search it. See Configure a New Datasource.
For additional guidance on configuring datasouces, please visit our Indexing Data training module.
Connectors are Fusion components that ingest and parse specific kinds of data. There is a Fusion connector for just about any data type.