Almost all enterprise applications have a backend data layer that contains one or more Database Management Systems (DBMS), and since ADF is an enterprise-enabled framework, ADF is no exception to this rule.
ADF can work with any database as long as there is a Java Data Base Connectivity (JDBC) driver.
Users are encouraged to install a database if they want to follow all the recipes to the letter through all chapters of this book.
ADF works best with the Oracle Database, but as mentioned before it can work with any other DBMS, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MSSQL. For the purpose of this book, you should install the Oracle Database, which comes in two flavors: Oracle Database Standard ...