Alfresco Architecture – An overview

Posted: September 28, 2011 in Alfresco
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This architecture is basically N-tier and delivers scalability without the need for massive hardware and software investment. It can also accommodate more users with the existing hardware resources.

Out of the box, Alfresco provides two Client Applications: Alfresco Explorer and Alfresco Share. Along with these two applications, Alfresco provides support for CIFS, FTP, WebDAV, Microsoft office, and so on.

The Repository Services layer consists of Alfresco components and services.

The Data Storage layer stores the data in a relational database and a file system. The content in Alfresco is stored in the database and the file system. There is a reason for using both database and a file system as content storage. Any content within Alfresco consists of two elements – the content itself and information about the content (metadata).

  1. Kuldeep Singh says:

    I need one clarification.
    If i need to integrate the Alfresco Collaboration Service with my custom java application or portal , can i use CIMS for same ? i hope we can use the CIMS to interact with Document Management, search Service

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