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12. Federated Searching
A federated search is the simultaneous searching of multiple online databases, with the facility to see a list of returns from each source with clickable links that will connect directly to the source database.
From the perspective of an organisation who want to make their database available for federated searches, they need to be able to expose selected data to the outside world in a way that can be interrogated by a federated search engine.
iBase have a proprietary off the shelf solution for this - here is more detail about enabling an iBase database for federated searches and a live example of searching via an iBase REST server.