The Directory Server supports the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API, which allows access to SQL datastores by means of its JDBC drivers. The JDBC 4.0 API, part of the Java SDK, provides a seamless method to interface with various database types in heterogeneous environments.

Centralized logging simplifies log correlation and analysis tasks and provides security by storing data in a single repository. However, data flow asymmetries might complicate synchronization or network provisioning and could unduly burden the central repository with heavy loads.