BO Data Service basics includes key objects in designing Work flow like Project, Job, Work flow, data flow, Repositories.
Repository is used to store metadata of objects used in BO Data Services. Each Repository should be registered in Central Management Console, CMC, and is linked with single or many job servers, which are responsible to execute the jobs that are created by you.
There are three types of Repositories.
Local Repository − It is used to store the metadata of all objects created in Data Services Designer like projects, jobs, data flow, work flow, etc.
Central Repository − It is used to control the version management of the objects and is used for multiuse development. Central Repository stores all the versions of an application object. Hence, it allows you to move to previous versions.
Profiler Repository − This is used to manage all the metadata related to profiler tasks performed in SAP BODS designer. CMS Repository stores metadata of all the tasks performed in CMC on BI platform. Information Steward Repository stores all the metadata of profiling tasks and objects created in information steward.