Before you can start working with your data, you first need to connect to it. Enterprise users have data stored in databases, data lakes and other disparate locations. Rational BI supports connecting to a wide variety of enterprise data. For example, your data might be stored in a spreadsheet on your desktop, in an Oracle database or as CSV files in a corporate Azure Data Lake. You might also want to connect to open data on the web, such as U.S. Census Bureau information, or to a cloud database source, such as Google Analytics, Amazon Redshift, or Salesforce.
In all these cases, Rational BI is able to set up a secure data connection that keeps Rational BI reports in real-time synchronization with the source data.