xDB Reference Data database

Abstract

Overview of Sitecore xDB Reference Data database supported infrastructure, references, privacy and security, and database structure and settings.

The xDB Reference Data database contains marketing reference content for all xDB data such as definitions and taxonomies.

Supported infrastructure

You can host the xDB Reference Data database on:

  • SQL Server

  • SQL Azure

Refer to the Sitecore compatibility table for compatible versions.

Reference structure

The xDB Reference Data database has its place in the Sitecore reference structure. It can be referenced by other roles, and it can also reference other roles.

Illustration showing the xDB Reference Data database's place in the Sitecore reference structure.

Referenced by

The xDB Reference Data database is referenced by the following roles:

References

The xDB Reference Data database does not reference other roles.

Privacy and security

Assuming default behavior, the xDB Reference Data database does not store personal data.

Assumptions

  • Contact data is not saved in the xDB Reference Data database.

Database structure and settings

Default collation

Comparisons within the xDB Reference Data database are case sensitive. Therefore, unlike other databases, the default collation of the xDB Reference Data database is set to Latin1_General_CS_AS.

Note

Changing the default collation may result in definition key comparisons producing incorrect results. It is strongly recommended that you do not change the default collation.