ArcGIS for Server offers a variety of product editions that are distinguished by functionality and capacity.
ArcGIS for Server is offered in three editions. Each successive edition offers greater functionality. You must apply the same ArcGIS Server license edition to each machine in your site.
- Basic—With the Basic edition, you get geodatabase management and the ability to publish feature services for map visualization and query (no editing). You also get the geometry service and the ability to publish geodata services.
- Standard—With the Standard edition, you get everything in the Basic edition, plus all the GIS web service types offered by ArcGIS Server. This allows you to web-enable your maps, imagery, 3D globes, and more. You can support web-based editing using feature services and publish geoprocessing services from any tool included in ArcGIS for Desktop Standard. The Schematics extension is included, with several other extensions available for purchase. Finally, you can implement Portal for ArcGIS to share maps, applications, and other geographic information with everyone in your organization.
- Advanced—With the Advanced edition, you get everything in the Standard edition, plus the ability to publish geoprocessing services from any tool included in ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced. Several extensions are included with this edition, and all other extensions are optionally available for purchase. You can also implement Portal for ArcGIS to share maps, applications, and other geographic information with everyone in your organization.
ArcGIS for Server offers a lower-priced Workgroup level that is licensed for small deployments using only file-based data or Microsoft SQL Server Express. The Workgroup level is available with the Basic, Standard, and Advanced editions of ArcGIS for Server. Your Esri representative can help you understand whether the Workgroup level is appropriate for your site.
The Enterprise level is for larger sites that have multiple GIS servers or geodatabases running on fully functional relational database management systems (RDBMSs) such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.
To see the exact features available with each edition, see the ArcGIS for Server functionality matrix, or contact your Esri representative.