This section discusses the database data sources that GeoServer can access.
The standard GeoServer installation supports accessing the following databases:
Other data sources are supplied as GeoServer extensions. Extensions are downloadable modules that add functionality to GeoServer. Extensions are available at the GeoServer download page.
The extension version must match the version of the GeoServer instance.
GeoServer provides extensive facilities for controlling how databases are accessed. These are covered in the following sections.