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Database Hosting Services

Database Hosting Services provide dedicated and shared database environments that are centrally supported in fully managed, 24x7 hosted environments available on multiple platforms with managed storage, backup services, and disaster recovery offerings.

Customer Benefits

Database Hosting provides a secure, SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70) audited environment that includes installation, patching, monitoring, backup, and a dedicated customer coordinator. It offers Oracle RDBMS and Oracle Application Server on multiple Unix platforms, as well as MS SQL Server on the Windows platform.

Customer Market

This service is available to all NIH customers and to customers of other Government Agencies.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What are some examples of database hosting services managed by CIT?
A: CIT offers Microsoft SQL server on the Windows platform, and Oracle on the Unix platform. DB2, IMS, and Model 204 are also offered on the z/OS mainframe (see Mainframe (Titan) Hosting Services).
Q: How can I learn more about these services? 
A: For more information, Contact the NIH IT Service Desk on the Web ( or at 301-496-4357 (6-HELP) (local), 866-319-4357 (toll free), or 301-496-8294 (TTY).
Q: Where can I find the charges for various database services?
A: The database services charges are listed at: 
  • The MS SQL Server charges can be found under “Microsoft Windows Services.”
  • The Oracle charges are included under “EOS Systems (Unix).”
  • DB2, Model 204, and IMS charges are listed under “Titan System (z/OS).”



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This page last reviewed: March 09, 2011