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A data cache is a copy of MBO data that is stored in a specific area of the cache database (CDB). It is used as the data repository for replication and messaging MBOs that are deployed to SAP Mobile Server. "CDB" and "cache" and "MBO data" can sometimes used interchangeably, even though the CDB includes runtime data as well.

When cache data is updated (either with an on-demand or scheduled cache refresh), the remote client database eventually retrieves the updated data from the server's copy of MBO data in the CDB by synchronization.

By giving applications a normalized and uniform view of corporate data, organizations can:

  • Lower the barrier to data behind corporate firewalls
  • Support development of mobile applications that interact with multiple enterprise back-ends
  • Reduce back-end load caused by device client requests