Public sources

Feeds from social networks (for example Tumblr), blogging platforms (for example Wordpress), and news providers (such as Lexis Nexis).

Managed sources

Data sources you configure to access social networks (such as Facebook) on your behalf using your account credentials.

Open Data sources

Data sources you configure to bring in your own data.


Augmentations enrich the raw data to add additional value and normalize the data so it is easier to work with.


DataSift STREAM provides a range of turn-key push connectors to deliver data to your application.

You can also use the Streaming API to deliver data in real-time when building time critical solutions.