What’s new in Sitecore 9.1?
Sitecore Host Base
Sitecore is going to extract the services in Sitecore.kernel into individual independent services i.e. caching, logging, messaging etc. and make them single responsibility.
Sitecore Host is a console application built with .Net core. It’s a abstracted host base, brings a common platform for developing additional functionality. It supports both .net core and full framework. It is powering apps and services like Sitecore Identity, Horizon, as well as universal tracker.
Sitecore identity is a plug-in to the open source, it provides single sign on, allows to combine with external AMI system, and old membership.
Horizon is the next generation experience for content management, it reduces time to value significantly with focus on the need of tomorrows user profiles. out of the box features for easy adoption and utilization of the full Stiecore potential. It also provides a user interface that is just as powerful and innovative as the engine behind.
It provides a personalized hub into the world of Sitecore services, creating experiences powered by insights, as well as controlling and optimizing all marketing activities.
The architecture o f Horizon as shown below. As mentioned above, Horizon is one of the service built with .net core and hosted on Sitecore host base. It communicates with Sitecore Content Management Sever via message bus.
Sitecore Cortex is a Machine Learning engine for generating real-time insights of customer data. Cortex will become the key of future smart CMS.
Universal tracker allows mobile developers for tracking all user interactions, and soon Sitecore mobile SDK will support personalization on mobile native apps.