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PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA by David Kurtz

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CHAPTER 1An Overview

PeopleSoft makes packaged business-application software for larger companies. This chapter provides an introduction and overview of PeopleSoft, its technology, and its history. We'll take a very high-level look at some of the major parts that make up today's PeopleSoft systems, namely the database (in this case Oracle) that stores both the PeopleSoft application data and much of the application code, the Tuxedo Application Server, and the PeopleTools integrated development environment, which is used for most aspects of developing and administering PeopleSoft applications.

We'll then step through the overall architecture of a PeopleSoft system and see how it has evolved from the initial client/server architecture to the modern ...

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