The different types of databases include desktop, Web enabled and server. The type of database a person or company needs ultimately depends on size requirements.
A desktop database is the smallest and the least expensive of the three. It is best for a single user because it does not have the space for a comprehensive network. A Web-enabled database includes a desktop platform and Web integration. These are inexpensive and generally require a single program like Microsoft Access. A server is the largest and most costly, but it accommodates multiple users and allows for simultaneous updating. Microsoft SQL server and Oracle are common examples.