Domino is an open platform that can connect to many data sources. In addition to uploading files to Domino, many users choose to connect directly to data sources from their Python and R code.
You can connect to external data services with the following methods:
- Domino data sources
A structured mechanism to create and manage connection properties available for a select set of supported external data services. See Connect to Data Sources. Both Domino administrators and users can create data sources, and collaborators can use them too. Connection properties are stored securely and you don’t have to install data source-specific drivers or libraries.
To learn about using the Data API to work with data sources, see Data Source Use Cases.
- Instrumented Domino Compute Environments
An environment configured with the proper data service specific driver and Python or R package. This works for any data service that has a compatible library available.
- External Data Volumes
Domino projects can access data stored in external data volumes. External data volumes such as Network File System (NFS) are shared file systems that are mounted to Domino. You can then access the data, which is stored on a remote file system.