I want to set up a enterprise geodatabase to share vector and raster data with my colleagues. It is the first time I use a data base instead of files/file geodatabase and I have some questions:
1. Do I need ArcGIS for Server to use a enterprise geodatabase? I have read that you need this license file that comes with ArcGIS for Server to activate a enterprise geodatabase?
2. What is the difference between using SQL Server Express (can I freely use it?) and a full SQL Server installation in addition of probably a huge cost difference? I have read that ArcSDE for SQL Server Express support comes with the standard Desktop ArcGIS we have.
3. Can I store both vector and raster data to the enterprise geodatabase?
I would be very happy about some start help/info.
regards and thank you!