PE - Can I integrate with external services or databases? 

PE - Can I integrate with external services or databases? 

  
I noticed this entry in the PE FAQs:
3.9. Can I integrate with external services or databases?

The Service Center > Admin > Database Connections reports "Feature not licenced" - is there another way to do this?
Hi Brad,

The Database Connections feature is recommended only for on-premises installations and we believe it is a a bad match for the personal environment (cloud only) and this why it is turned off. Even in cloud enterprise subscriptions (where the feature is turned on) we advise against it.
 
The way we recommend connecting to your local databases is to wrap them with public-facing web services, which will then be easily consumable by your applications.
 
Check this stackoverflow question for two possible solutions:

Cheers,
Davide