Magnolia has one repository,
magnolia, which in turn contains several workspaces. There is a workspace for storing website content, another for user accounts, third for configuration and so on.
A content repository is a high-level information management system that is a superset of traditional data repositories. It implements content services such as:
- Hierarchical, structured and unstructured content
- Granular content access and access control
- Node types, property types (text, number, date, binary)
- Queries (XPath, SQL)
- Import and export
- Referential integrity
- Multiple persistence models
A content repository can store text and binary data (images, documents). You don't need to worry about how the data is stored. The repository provides a standardized way to store and retrieve it whether it resides in a traditional database or in a file system.