ArcGIS Data Store is an application that lets you configure data storage for the hosting server used with your ArcGIS Enterprise portal. If you are not a database expert, ArcGIS Data Store provides you with a convenient setup and configuration experience that creates the following different types of data stores:
- Relational data store—Stores your portal's hosted feature layer data, including hosted feature layers created as output from standard feature analysis tools run in the portal website or ArcGIS Pro.
- Tile cache data store—Stores caches for your portal's hosted scene layers.
- Spatiotemporal big data store—Archives real-time observational data you can use with an ArcGIS GeoEvent Server site that is federated with your portal. It also stores the results generated using GeoAnalytics Tools run in the portal website or ArcGIS Pro.
With ArcGIS Data Store, you can do the following:
- Publish large numbers of hosted feature layers.
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. When you publish hosted feature layers, data is copied into the relational data store.
- Publish hosted scene layers to your portal.
If your portal's hosting server has a tile cache data store, you can publish hosted scene layers from ArcGIS Pro to your portal or publish from scene layer packages directly in the portal web site.
Note that publishing hosted scene layers from ArcGIS Pro also creates a feature layer. The publisher determines whether the feature layer is a hosted feature layer or a feature layer that references the data in the registered data source.
- Archive high volume, real-time observation data.
If you use ArcGIS GeoEvent Server to stream high volumes of real-time data, you can create a spatiotemporal big data store and archive the GeoEvent observation data.
- Create backups of data stores automatically.
Backups ensure you can recover your data in the event of a disaster such as data corruption or hardware failure. You can control when and where automatic backups of each 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 primary and standby relational data store machines, and primary and standby tile cache machines. Your hosted feature layer and hosted scene layer tile cache data is replicated from the primary machines to the standby machines, so if a primary machine crashes, the standby machine can take its place with minimum downtime.
- Configure a highly available spatiotemporal big data store.
You can configure multiple spatiotemporal big data stores to balance data loads over multiple machines and ensure availability of spatiotemporal data in the event of a machine failure.
- Perform analysis in Map Viewer.
Your portal's hosting server must use an ArcGIS Data Store relational data store to enable standard feature analysis functionality in your portal. To use GeoAnalytics Tools, configure the hosting server with a spatiotemporal big data store.
- Add files directly to Map Viewer.
Your portal's hosting server must use an ArcGIS Data Store relational data store to allow portal members to add files to Map Viewer.
For more information on which data store is required for specific functionality, see Apps and functionality that require ArcGIS Data Store.