ADempiere requires a database to store its data. Currently, ADempiere officially supports both Oracle (XE) and PostgreSQL (EnterpriseDB) databases. The databases can be installed on the ADempiere server or onto a specific database computer server. In this book, we will set these databases up on an ADempiere server.
To support the open source movement, we will use PostgreSQL as our ADempiere database backend instead of Oracle. If you want to set up Oracle (XE) as your database backend, then visit http://www.adempiere.com/index.php/ADempiere_Installing for more information.
Obtaining PostgreSQL databases
We can obtain PostgreSQL databases for Microsoft Windows from http://www.postgresql.org/download/windows. You will find an option ...