Platform Administration and Architecture

Marketing Automation Engine

Abstract

Introduction to Sitecore Marketing Automation Engine references, scaling and privacy and security.

The Marketing Automation engine processes campaign and activity enrollments, and moves contacts through campaigns.

Supported infrastructure

  • Windows Service

  • Azure WebJob

Refer to the Sitecore compatibility table for compatible versions.

References

The Marketing Automation Engine references the following application roles, storage roles, and indexes.

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Storage roles

Role name

Connection string name

Port

Type

Notes

xDB Reference Data database

xdb.referencedata

1443

SQL

Marketing Automation database

xdb.marketingautomation

1443

SQL

Message Bus

messaging

1433

 

SQL

If you install Sitecore using SIF, SQL is the default provider.

Application roles

Role name

Connection string name

Port

Type

Notes

xConnect Collection Search service

xconnect.collection

443

HTTPS

Scaling

The Marketing Automation Engine can be scaled horizontally to distribute the processing or marketing automation plans across workers on multiple instances.

Supported combinations

Note

In a developer environment, all XP service roles can be combined into a single instance. This setup is not recommended in production.

Privacy and security

The Marketing Automation Engine handles personal data in the following ways:

Privacy recommendations