Data & Database Services

Service Name Related Categories
Amazon Web Services at U-M (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers public cloud computing to the University of Michigan community. The service enables the U-M community to more easily consume public cloud computing, integrates resources on campus, provides consulting services and training, and looks for opportunities to provide shared services using cloud computing.

Analytics and BI

The Analytics and BI Services consist of strategies, technologies and tools that support analytic capabilities including basic reporting, ad hoc query, dashboards and predictive analytics. Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Services are provided mainly by the business intelligence (BI) tool called BusinessObjects and a dashboard called M-Reports.

ARC-TS Armis2 HPC Cluster for Sensitive Data (HIPAA)

The Armis2 service is the HIPAA-aligned HPC cluster for sensitive data, such as protected health information (PHI). Armis2, in conjunction with Turbo Research Storage, provides a secure, scalable, and distributed computing environment that aligns with HIPAA privacy standards. It is available to all U-M researchers.

BlueJeans

ITS contracts with BlueJeans Network to provide their cloud-based conferencing service to the university. BlueJeans offers audio, video, and content sharing.

Data Centers

ITS Data Centers centrally host research, teaching, clinical and administrative data. They follow industry best practices such as:

  • State-of-the-art climate control to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Advanced fire protection and security systems to improve reliability and redundancy and protect against power outages, breaches or disasters.
  • 24/7/365 maintenance and technical support and robust networking to ensure data availability for units and individuals.
  • Unit access to equipment, as needed.
Data Concierge

The Data Concierge service pilot will enable users to request and obtain administrative and learning management data (FIN, HR, Research, Student, Development, Learning Management, etc.) in a consistent, timely, and secure manner in close collaboration with data owners and subject matter experts. Information Quest (IQ) will leverage and complement existing successful data request processes and make them more consistent and transparent.

For questions or assistance related to this service please contact IQ.

Enterprise Data Services

Enterprise Data Services is a group of services that capture, store, move, integrate, or supply data. These capabilities are used both internally to ITS and elsewhere in the University community. One group of features is comprised of data sets in the Enterprise Data Warehouse. Another group of features are methods of combining enterprise data with local or unit data.

FileMaker

LSA IT provides FileMaker Server database hosting for LSA-affiliated faculty, staff, and units.

Google Cloud Platform at U-M

Google Cloud Platform offers public cloud computing to the University of Michigan community. The service enables the U-M community to more easily consume public cloud computing, integrates resources on campus, provides consulting services and training, and looks for opportunities to provide shared services using cloud computing.

ARC-TS Great Lakes HPC Cluster

The Great Lakes HPC cluster is the university-wide, shared, computational discovery or high-performance computing (HPC) service. It is designed to support both compute- and data-intensive research. On the Great Lakes cluster, you pay only for what you use. This approach enables researchers to have faster access to HPC services. It is available to all U-M researchers.

ARC-TS Lighthouse HPC Cluster for Researcher-Provided Hardware

The Lighthouse HPC cluster supports researchers with grants that require the purchase of computing hardware or require hardware configurations not supported on the Great Lakes cluster. Lighthouse allows researchers to place their own hardware within the ARC-TS HPC Slurm environment. It is available to all U-M researchers.

LSA ArcGIS Enterprise Service

The ArcGIS Enterprise Service provides members of LSA with access to enterprise-level data collaboration, sharing, and management features. The service supports enterprise geodatabases, web services, and distributed geoprocessing or geoanalytics.

LSA Research Support

LSA Technology Services Research Support staff are happy to provide 4 programs under the "Research Support" service:

  • Data management
  • Device integration
  • Procurement
  • Technology consulting for proposals and grants
Microsoft Azure at U-M

Microsoft Azure offers public cloud computing to the University of Michigan community. The service enables the U-M community to more easily consume public cloud computing, integrates resources on campus, provides consulting services and training, and looks for opportunities to provide shared services using cloud computing.

MiDatabase

MiDatabase is a virtual server with a managed database. Supported platforms include Microsoft SQL, MySQL and Oracle. ITS will monitor, patch and back up your database so you can focus on managing your data and applications. Reduce effort and costs as you no longer need to buy and manage your own hardware or software. Flexibility to select the right options for your campus computing needs.

MiServer

MiServer is a virtual server environment managed by ITS. Choose either a Core Server, where you are the system administrator and install all software, or a Managed Server, which allows you to focus on managing applications instead of the operating system. Both options free you from managing physical servers and offer flexibility to select the right options for your campus computing needs.

Turbo Research Storage

Turbo Research Storage offers scalable storage to U-M researchers. The service provides NFSv3 and NFSv4 access. Turbo offers two security levels, one for some types of sensitive data, and one for non-sensitive data. Performance is intended to be sufficient for both IO operations and build file access

Videoconferencing Room Systems

ITS provides consultation, equipment, installation, training, and ongoing support for videoconferencing room systems.