Overview: Data centers and data sources
A data center is the logical and physical separation of uploaded data. Data from different data centers cannot be mixed together, and is always reported, processed, and viewed separately.
The data center is a single unit holding information from one or more data sources (systems or sites). Thus, data accumulated by one data center provides a richer and broader overview, as well as depth and specificity of calculated insights. Regardless of the data source, all data in a particular data center is analyzed together.
Each data center is identified by:
- Unique API key
- Name unique for the current account
Each data center is identified by a unique API key that is automatically generated once you create the data center. You use the key to access the data center from client side and plug data, for example, from Sitefinity CMS.
NOTE: Depending on the specifics of the data source system, you use and apply the API key in different ways.
You can find your API key in the data center dashboard under the API key tab page. For more information, see Data center dashboard.
A data source is any system outside of Progress Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud that provides contact-related data to the cloud. Progress Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud uploads the data extracted from the data sources to the dedicated data centers and analyzes this data as one entity. For more information about data and data sources, see Overview: Data integration and data imports.