what is fat client
Hi guys ,
As Integration builder needs Java web start for starting since it is a fat client.What do you mean by fat client ???????????????
SAP PI replied
Fat client is basically a client (computer) in a client server architecture which provides rich functionalities without depending much on Server.
In XI case, the Integration Builder is the Fat Client because, it does provide rich functionalities depending less on XI Server as such.
You must be well aware that initially when you click for Integration builder it takes times, that is because it is taking time to load all the .jar files necassary to run this FAT client.
A fat client in client-server architecture networks typically provides rich functionality independently of the central server.
Fat Client provides both Local storage and Local processing as compared to Hybrid Client which provides only Local processing and thin client which does not provide any of these.
One case say the web browser can be a thin client.