The integration connectors support the exchange of metadata with third party technologies. This exchange may be inbound and/or outbound; synchronous, polling or event-driven.
An integration connector runs in an Open Metadata Integration service (OMIS) which is in turn hosted in an Integration Daemon server. Each integration service provides a specialist interface designed to aid the integration with a specific type of technology. The integration connector implementation is therefore dependent on a specific OMIS.
An integration connector is shown deployed in an integration service running in an integration daemon. The connector is linking to a third party technology and also calling the open metadata APIs of Egeria to manage the exchange of metadata.