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What is ArcGIS Data Store?

ArcGIS Data Store is an application you can use to set up different types of data stores used by a Portal for ArcGIS hosting server.

ArcGIS Data Store is easy to set up and configure. If you are not a database expert, ArcGIS Data Store provides you with a convenient setup and configuration experience that creates different data stores: one to store your hosted feature layer data (a relational data store), the other to store caches for scene layers (a tile cache data store). If you use ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server, you can also create a data store to archive real-time observational data (a spatiotemporal big data store).

Use the Data Store Configuration wizard or configuredatastore command utility to create a relational and tile cache data stores. You must use the configuredatastore command utility to create a spatiotemporal big data store. See the ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension for Server help for more information on working with spatiotemporal big data stores.

With ArcGIS Data Store, you can do the following:

  • Publish large numbers of hosted feature layers.

    If you plan to support publishing large numbers (thousands) of feature layers to your portal, it is strongly recommended that you use ArcGIS Data Store to create a relational data store. Hosted feature layers that rely on the relational data store require a smaller memory footprint to run, making it possible for you to publish many services with less hardware resources.

  • Publish hosted scene layers to your portal.

    If your portal's hosting server is registered with ArcGIS Data Store, you can publish multipatch data as hosted scene layers from ArcGIS Pro 1.1 or later releases. You can publish 3D points as hosted scene layers from ArcGIS Pro 1.2 or later releases. The caches created for hosted scene layers are stored in a separate database in ArcGIS Data Store. For more information on publishing hosted scene layers, see Publish scenes in the Portal for ArcGIS user help.

  • Archive high volume, real-time observation data.

    If you use ArcGIS GeoEvent Extension to stream high volumes of live data, you can create a spatiotemporal big data store using the configuredatastore utility, and use it to store observation data.

  • Create backups of hosted feature layer data automatically.

    Backups ensure you can recover your feature data in the event of a disaster such as data corruption or hardware failure. You can control when and where automatic backups of the relational data store are created.

  • Configure a failover data store for your feature layer data and scene caches.

    ArcGIS Data Store allows you to set up two data store machines. Your hosted feature layer and hosted scene layer tile cache data is replicated from one (the primary) to the other (the standby), so if the primary machine crashes, the standby machine can take its place with minimum downtime.

  • Perform analysis in the Portal for ArcGIS map viewer.

    Your portal's hosting server must use an ArcGIS Data Store relational data store to enable analysis functionality in your portal.