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Outdated release! Latest docs are Release 8.7: Install Databases


The Trifacta® platform uses multiple SQL databases to manage platform metadata. This section describes how to install and initialize these databases.

DB Installation Pre-requisites

  • You must install a supported database distribution. For more information on the supported database versions, see System Requirements.
    • You must also acquire the database dependencies associated with the operating system distribution where the database is to be installed. Please see the database vendor for more information.
  • Please verify that the ports used by the database are opened on the Trifacta node
    • For more information on default ports, see System Ports.
    • If you need to use different ports, additional configuration is required. More instructions are provided later. 
  • Installation and configuration of the database cannot be completed until the Trifacta software has been installed. You should install the software on the Trifacta node  first.

Other pre-requisites specific to the database distribution may be listed in the appropriate section below.  

If you are concerned about durability and disaster recovery of your , your enterprise backup procedures should include the Trifacta databases. See Backup and Recovery.

List of Databases

The Trifacta® platform requires access to the following databases. Below, you can review database names, descriptions and release in which it was introduced:

Database NameDescriptionFirst Release

Trifacta database (Main)

Storage of users and metadata about your datasets, including completed jobs.Release 1.0
Jobs databaseStorage of job tracking information. Jobs are purged upon completion or job timeout. Failed jobs are purged periodically. Release 3.2
Configuration Service databaseStorage of system-, tier-, and user-level configuration settings.Release 6.0
Artifact Storage Service databaseStorage for feature-specific usage data such value mappings.Release 6.0
Job Metadata Service databaseStorage of metadata on job execution.Release 6.4

Scheduling database

Storage of schedules, including datasets to execute. For more information, see Configure Automator.Release 4.1
Time-based Trigger databaseStorage of triggering information. For more information, see Configure Automator.Release 4.1


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