What is the significance of having core database in CD Environment and which are all tables being used from CD Environment?

Do we really need core DB for the below scenario?

Sites are only marketing sites, no login is required and no tracking of anonymous visitor.


As per the above link ,core db handles personal data and this is something is not required in my scenario.


The above forum states if at all if we use membership provider for live site then we can share core db . And i understand we have set of defined configuration needed to set up each server role.

But my question is if we are using sitecore for the static site creation for which the analytics tracking and login are not needed then do we still need this core database?

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You haven't specified version of Sitecore but as of Sitecore 9.1, ​​The Content Delivery server role does not require the Core database when the Sitecore security membership provider is not used.​​

As specified in release notes for this version -> https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore%20Experience%20Platform/91/Sitecore%20Experience%20Platform%2091%20Initial%20Release/Release%20Notes

  • Thats great ! it clarifies me with the purpose why we use core DB and ,though, i am looking for the version 8.x .
    – JTC
    Jan 30, 2019 at 11:03

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