Skip To Content

Create an enterprise geodatabase

Available with Standard or Advanced license.

The method used to create an enterprise geodatabase varies based on the underlying database management system and type of database user account used.

You can create a database, geodatabase administrator, and enterprise geodatabase in a Microsoft SQL Server or PostgreSQL database management system using the Create Enterprise Geodatabase geoprocessing tool or a Python script. You can also create a default tablespace, geodatabase administrator, and enterprise geodatabase in an Oracle database using this tool.

To create a geodatabase in a precreated and configured IBM Db2 or SAP HANA database, use the Enable Enterprise Geodatabase geoprocessing tool or a Python script.

For instructions, see the topic for the database management system you want to use: