now , i was reading a ESRI paper,there was mentioned that data must reside in ArcSDE geodatabase. i dont have any experience about ArcSDE, please say to me if i install arcsde ,i need to install a RDBMS such asqlserevr or not??? my data is muximum 1 GB so i prefer to do not install SQLserevr, i want to know install just ARCSDE is enough ????
ArcSDE is a technology that bridges ArcGIS to databases. It is not a database, so a database is required, but the choice of database for Enterprise ArcSDE is quite flexible. However, if you don't have an ArcGIS Server license, choosing the database for your ArcSDE deployment is premature (the SQL-Server Express instance which backs Personal and Workgroup ArcSDE instances is installed by ArcGIS -- you don't get to choose the version). All the system requirements and installation documentation are online, so you can continue your research via the search fields in the upper-right corner, or via search engine (for example, a google on "arcsde archiving arcgis" returned this podcast transcript on archiving). - V