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Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager by William J. Carpenter

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Environmental components

The CE runs under a J2EE application server, but it also uses other enterprise environmental components. We call these environmental components because most enterprises have already selected them and use them for other applications before installing CM. Here is how CE uses the database and directory components:

  • All CE metadata is stored in a relational database, though the conceptual model presented to applications is object-oriented. Thats why the architecture well discuss in Chapter 3 shows separate data and object tiers. The CE takes care of the bookkeeping details of mapping relational data to and from objects, so the only people who are typically interested in the low-level database details are the database administrators ...

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