The Connection Server provides database access to the raw source data. It supports relational databases :
- Microsoft SQL Server,
as well as OLAP :
- SAP BW,
- Microsoft Analysis Services,
The Connection Server is responsible for handling connection and interaction with the various datasources and providing a common feature set to its clients, by emulating the missing features if necessary.
The Connection Server can be accessed through :
- a Dynamic Link Library (inproc),
- a CORBA server (called through CORBA or HTTP),
- or by using the Java API.