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Scaling and configuring the Sitecore Cortex Reporting service

The Sitecore Cortex™ Reporting service provides a service for storing and querying reporting data.

Installation

Use the Sitecore Installation Framework (SIF) or the Sitecore Azure Toolkit (SAT) to install the Sitecore Cortex Reporting service. Refer to the installation guide for your version of the platform for more information.

Scaling the Sitecore Cortex Reporting service

The following table describes the ways you can scale the Cortex Reporting service.

Scaling option

Supported

Notes

Combined instance

Yes

You can combine the Sitecore Cortex Reporting service role with any other Experience Platform Service role.

Standalone instance

Yes

You can deploy the Cortex Reporting service as a standalone role.

High availability and failover

Yes

You can failover to a passive instance or set up multiple active instances behind a load balancer.

Horizontal scaling for load distribution

Yes

You can set up multiple active instances behind a load balancer. All instances of the Cortex Reporting service must read from a centrally located Reporting database.

Note

In a developer environment, you can combine all XP service roles into a single instance. We do not recommend this setup in a production environment.

Default topologies and packages

The following tables list the topologies that include the Sitecore Cortex Reporting service and how the role is packaged by default.

Sitecore Installation Framework

The Processing Storage service is available in the following default topologies for the Sitecore Installation Framework:

Topology

Web Deploy Packages

Description

XP Single

Sitecore 9.X.X rev. XXXXXX (OnPrem)_xp0xconnect.scwdp.zip

Processing Storage service is bundled with all other XP service roles.

XP Scaled

Sitecore 9.X.X rev. XXXXXX (OnPrem)_xp1cortexprocessing.scwdp.zip

Standalone instance of Processing Storage service.

Sitecore Azure Toolkit

The Processing Storage service is available in the following default topologies for the Sitecore Azure Toolkit:

Topology

Web Deploy Packages

Description

XP Single

Sitecore 9.X.X rev. XXXXXX (Cloud)_xp0xconnect.scwdp.zip

Processing Storage service is bundled with all other XP service roles.

xDB Single

XP Scaled

Sitecore 9.X.X rev. XXXXXX (Cloud)_xp1cortexprocessing.scwdp.zip

Standalone instance of Processing Storage service.

xDB Scaled