SharePoint 2013 Database Skeleton

Hello SharePointer 🙂 !

I am sure you are doing great, today I am going to discuss about SharePoint 2013 Databases.

We all know that SharePoint’s built up on SQL Databases. It’s a kind of human’s skeleton without that SharePoint is impossible case to stand as platform :).Following skeleton depicts different types of databases which are made for SharePoint 2013.( I would say SharePoint 2013 platform is muscular physic :))

SharePoint 2013 Databases
SharePoint 2013 Databases














Let’s understand major part of SharePoint’s Skeleton!

Config DB (Brain): This database contains details about SharePoint 2013 farm settings such as SharePoint databases, IIS Web sites, Web Applications, Trusted Solutions, Web parts packages, site templates and web applications.

Central Admin Content DB (Head): This content database is also a configuration database as it stores all configuration details for central admin site collections.

Content DB (Stomach): Content databases stores all the content of a site collection such as documents, list data, Web Part properties, audit logs, and sandboxed solutions, user names and rights. This content of site collection get store only in one content database while content database can be associated with more than one site collection.

Service Application DB (Hands and Legs): SharePoint 2013’s service databases are again important part as it contains data for service application that is shared across sites throughout a farm, and can be accessed by users through a hosting web application. There are service application DBs for services like App Management, DC, Search, Usage, User Profiles, Automation, Managed Metadata, SharePoint Translation, PerformancePoint etc.

Hope you enjoyed reading this article.

Keep Exploring, Keep Running, And Keep SharePointing! 🙂

Dipti Chhatrapati

Dipti Chhatrapati is a SharePoint specialist currently working as a Senior Consultant for CapGemini in Mumbai, India. She has more than 9 years of experience in application development, design, maintenance, administration and is continuously working with improving her skills and keeping them up to date. As a developer, project leader and SharePoint Business Analyst, she has been an extensive user of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server throughout her career. Dipti is very passionate about music, sports, and arts and loves to spend her free time learning new things, socializing with friends and family, cooking, exercising and singing.

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