The database contains all of the information for the Master Data Services system. It is central to a Master Data Services deployment. The Master Data Services database:
Stores the settings, database objects, and data required by the Master Data Services system.
Contains staging tables that are used to process data from source systems.
Provides a schema and database objects to store master data from source systems.
Supports versioning functionality, including business rule validation and e-mail notifications.
Provides views for subscribing systems that need to retrieve data from the database.