Glossary of Terms - Ironstream_Hub - 1.3

Ironstream Hub Administration

Product type
Software
Portfolio
Integrate
Product family
Ironstream
Product
Ironstream > Ironstream for Splunk®
Ironstream > Ironstream for Kafka®
Ironstream > Ironstream Hub
Ironstream > Ironstream for Elastic®
Version
1.3
Language
English
ContentType
Administration
Product name
Ironstream Hub
Title
Ironstream Hub Administration
First publish date
2022

Term

Short Version

Definition

Ironstream Hub

Hub

Software for creating an environment which transfers data from the Ironstream agents running on IBM Z or IBM i systems to specific targets. It runs on either Windows or Linux.

Ironstream Hub Portal

Hub Portal The web browser-based user interface where Ironstream data pipelines are configured.

Ironstream® Agent for IBM i

IBM i Agent

Software on an IBM i LPAR that generates messages that can be received by Hub.

Ironstream® Agent for IBM Z

IBM Z Agent

Software in an IBM z/OS LPAR that generates messages that can be received by Hub.

Ironstream® for IBM i

Configuration Tool

Configuration Tool

A web browser-based user interface that provides a single location for defining the connection and collection details for IBM i Agents.

Note: IBM Z Agents are not configured using this tool. Those settings are defined in the LPAR itself. See the Ironstream for Splunk for IBM Z Configuration and User Guide for details on how define what data is sent to Hub from an IBM Z LPAR.

Hub Service

Hub Service

The Service that is created, as part of the installation process, to run Hub.

Record

A Record is a single set of data in a Hub Pipeline. Records can be in raw, JSON, CSV or other formats. Events and messages can be called Records.

Pipeline

Pipelines define how data moves from a Source through Processes to Data Targets.

Source

A Source is the origin of the data or records that are being collected. Sources are currently limited to IBM Z and IBM i systems running Ironstream agents. A pipeline will always start with a Source.

Target

A Target is the ultimate destination for the data, and it is the end point of a Pipeline. Example Targets include Kafka, Google Chronicle, and IBM QRadar. More generic Targets like TCP/IP and HTTP[S] allow data to be forwarded to other platforms such as Splunk, DataDog, and Big Panda.

Process

A Process is a function to process data. Processes can extract, filter, transform, aggregate, and filter data.

Routing

Routing refers to the method Hub uses to join a Source, an arbitrary number of Processes and an arbitrary number of targets into one or more Pipelines.