Information Services offers a variety of options for hosting and consultation on databases.
- IS provides some initial consultation on database hosting for the Oracle MySQL database and provides MySQL database hosting for applications developed by Central Web Services.
- IS also offer an environment for departments to use MS SQL 2005 or 2008 without having to purchase server hardware, software, and licensing. SQL Maintenance and backups are included with the service, which costs $40 per month per database.
There are also a number of free services provided by other commercial providers that may meet your needs for database hosting. An example of this is heroku.com.