provides integration between i2 Analyst's Notebook
and customer databases.
connects the Analyst’s Notebook to a variety
of standard relational databases, providing a common environment for retrieving
information and performing analysis.
provides a live, read-only connection, allowing you to explore your database and
represent retrieved data in Analyst’s Notebook
in the form of entities, links and attributes.
Mappings between database tables and
Analyst’s Notebook entity and link types,
reflecting the requirements of the analysts who will be extracting information
from the database, should be created beforehand with the developer module and
stored in configuration file. Configuration files are created by i2
iBridge basic facilities
allows you to quickly locate single elements in your database. You can enter
partial information about the data you require to produce a list of elements
that match that criteria and, subsequently, choose the required entity and add
it to your analytical chart.
allows you to perform simple or complex queries on your database and add the
results to your chart. It provides an intuitive means of asking complex
questions, enabling you to "draw" your question and set appropriate conditions
using easy to use drop down pick lists.
allows you to find out more about data related to items which are already on
your chart. You can chart entities from the database that are connected, either
directly or indirectly, to the entities already charted. You can specify the
types of entities and links and how many levels of information are added.
Advanced visualization and analysis
Interactive exploration provides a virtual window on your
chart in which you can interactively browse your database. This enables you to
examine data that contains many connections, yet allowing you to chart only
relevant information in the area of your interest.
To discover direct and indirect relationships between items
on the chart you can use the Find Path facility.
To find information elsewhere in the database that shares
common links to the items which are already on your chart you can use the
Find Common Neighbors facility.
Connect to multiple databases
It is possible to open connections to several databases at
the same time and populate the chart with entities and links from different
databases. This may result in a number of occurrences of the same information,
such as a person or an organization. You can merge these matching elements into
a single chart item. iBridge then enables you
to seek out further information about this merged item from each of the separate
data sources that constructed it.