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

DB Installation Pre-requisites

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 . See Backup and Recovery in the Admin Guide.

List of Databases

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

Database NameDescriptionFirst Release


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
Authorization Service databaseStorage of object permissions.Release 7.1
Orchestration Service database

Storage of plan execution information. Information is purged upon completion or run timeout. Failed runs are purged periodically.

Release 7.1
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.Release 4.1
Time-based Trigger databaseStorage of triggering information.Release 4.1