Runtime environment

Neptune DXP is a node.js runtime environment. node.js is an open-source, cross-platform, back-end JavaScript runtime environment.

With npm, you can extend the functionality of the Neptune DXP - Open Edition with the choice of over a million different packages. These packages range from managing connections over legacy databases to handling authentication tokens.


By default, the Neptune DXP - Open Edition comes with an embedded SQlite database, which can be used for database tables. The Neptune DXP - Open Edition also uses this database for its own configuration tables.

Alternatively, you can use the following databases:

  • PostgreSQL

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • SAP HANA databases


All supported databases can use TypeORM. ORM (object-relational mapping) is a technique that lets you query and manipulate data from a database using an object-oriented paradigm.

You can use TypeORM statements instead of traditional SQL statements to interact with the database layer.