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PeopleSoft Architecture Fundamentals

Your PeopleSoft application runs within the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA), which requires a variety of software and hardware elements, including:

It's important to understand the role of each element before you can decide which configuration options will work best for your implementation. The following diagram illustrates, at a high level, the physical relationship between the basic elements of the PeopleSoft architecture:

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Image: Distinct tiers of the architecture starting with the database, moving to the application server and Process Scheduler server, to the web server, then out to the browser

The browser sends requests to the web server, which transmits the request to the application server, which generates the SQL to run on the database.

Distinct tiers of the architecture starting with the database, moving to the application server and Process Scheduler server, to the web server, then out to the browser

Configuring the PeopleSoft infrastructure is not just about enabling internet application deployment through a browser. PeopleSoft enables you to take advantage of numerous PeopleSoft intranet, internet, and back-end solutions, including:

All of these additional technologies stem from the basic architecture depicted in the previous diagram.