Support for using a (spatial) database?

Discussion created by AlexanderMagnusson on Jun 19, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2012 by MBranscomb-esristaff

I'm wondering about the abilities of ArcGIS Runtime to use a database. I've read about it on the Resource Center but I have some questions I would like to recieve more clarification on.

As I gather ArcGIS Runtime relies on 'ArcGIS for Server' to obtain data from a database, is this true? There's also something called "SDS", Spatial Data Server, what is this really? The pages on it doesn't make this clear.

Another option to the above is probably to use ArcGIS Desktop, let it interact with a database, and generate a map package the client application can use, or am I wrong?

Best Regards