Core database

Abstract

Overview of Sitecore Core database supported infrastructure, references, scaling, and privacy and security.

The Core database stores infrastructure data needed to run Sitecore itself.

Supported infrastructure

You can host the Core database on:

  • SQL Server

  • SQL Azure

Refer to the Sitecore compatibility table for compatible versions.

Reference structure

The Core 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 Core database's place in the Sitecore reference structure.

Referenced by

The Core database is referenced by the following roles:

Note

As of Sitecore 9.1, the Core database is no longer referenced by the Content Delivery role.

For more information on scaling the Core database, see Scaling and configuring the Core database.

References

The Core database does not reference other roles.

Privacy and security

Assuming default behavior, the Core database does not store personal data.

Note

As of Sitecore 9.1, Sitecore supplies a script for separating ASP.NET Membership security data into a separate Security database.