Database services at York

Small databases

You can create small, locally accessible databases with Microsoft Access. It easy to use and has the same look and feel as other Microsoft Office products.

Access stores an entire database application within a single file which may contain tables and queries, as well as application objects like forms and reports.

Multi-user and shared databases

For multi-user and shared databases you may register to use MySQL:

Large and resource intensive databases

For large and resource intensive database applications we recommend either our Oracle or Microsoft SQL database service.

These services are available for staff and academic research users who need the extra processing resources of an enterprise system.

For example, the ArcGIS SDE component links to the Academic Oracle service for registered users of that service, as do Geomatica and GRASS.