Each Self-Managed Commerce environment is composed of separate components that provide different functionality and work together as described in Elastic Path Commerce Deployment Solutions and Elastic Path Commerce Application Servers Guideline. The core application services and ActiveMQ component typically run as containers. The relational database typically runs as a container in development and test environments.
This section summarizes the container images created by the containerization tools.
Self Managed Commerce Application Services
The table below summarizes the Self Managed Commerce applications that are components of a Commerce environment.
|The primary Commerce API service. The container image contains both the main Cortex web-applicaton and the Cortex Studio web-application. For more information, see Introduction to Cortex.
|Internal business user tooling. For more information, see Commerce Manager Overview.
|Indexes Commerce data using Apache Solr and is the search-index source of truth. The search primary is configured as the Apache Solr master. For more information about the Search Server application, see Search Server in Elastic Path Commerce.
|Exposes search index data to to API clients. The search secondary servers are configured as the Apache Solr slaves. For more information about the Search Server, see Search Server in Elastic Path Commerce.
|Runs scheduled jobs. For more information, see Batch Server Quartz Jobs.
|Runs integration code. For more information, see Integration Server Overview.
|Data Sync WebApp
|Syncrhonizes data changes from an authoring environment to the corresponding live environment. For more information about the application, see Data Sync WebApp Overview.
|Simulate external system responses to assist with the development of integration features. This service is only deployed on test environments when actual integrations are not implemented.
Self Managed Commerce Data Population
The Self Managed Commerce Data Population tool is used to either initialize a new Commerce database or to update an existing Commerce database. For more information about the application, see Data Population Overview.
|Data population Tool
|A Java process that is run to create a new Commerce database or update an existing database. It is typically run as a job; it is launched and then runs to completion.
Third-Party Containerized Services
The table below summarizes third-party containerized services that are also components of a Commerce environment.
|Java Messaging Service for Commerce integrations.
|Containerized MySQL database implementation suitable for development and test environments.