yes, that’s correct.
Openpype which itself is the pipeline desktop application and everything is saved in a mongo db.
AYON consists of many parts, in essence:
Ayon Server: where you have many tools, e.g. add users, set studio pipeline and project settings, create new projects, dashboard to manage your projects… and it saves the data into postgres db and you don’t have to worry about it unless you know what you are doing. for reference: Jump to ayon.cloud to see how Ayon server looks
Ayon Launcher: which is the pipeline desktop app where you launch DCCs for different tasks as you normally do in openpype.
Good news. you can get Ayon up and running in few steps:
Get and run Ayon Docker
Launch Ayon Bootstrap (it’s launched automatically when running Ayon Server for the first time.)
From users/artists machine go to downloads
All of these steps are discussed in more details in these posts: