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Working with Databases

The default database that WSO2 API Manager uses to store registry, user manager and product-specific data is the WSO2CARBON_DB.h2.db H2 database located in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/database folder.

This embedded H2 database is suitable for development and testing. For most production environments, however, we recommend you to use an industry-standard RDBMS such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, etc. You can use the scripts provided with WSO2 products to install and configure several other types of relational databases, including MySQL, IBM DB2, Oracle, and more. 

The following sections explain how to change the default database: