What I need is the ability to have an editable geodatabase in arcGIS pro, that I can directly link to (read only is OK) from an access database. This was possible with arcmap in at least two different ways, none of them involving an enterprise license: Either through an SQL Server Express "desktop" geodatabase, or a personal "mdb" geodatabase. Both of these are not supported any more with pro (although I can't find an official documentation regarding the first method. Maybe pro will enable that in the future?). SQLITE is not editable in arcGIS and all the enterprise databases require an arcgis server installation. Is there anyway to do this without the need to install an arcgis Server?