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ArcGIS Data Store 10.8.x system requirements

The system and hardware requirements that are required to run ArcGIS Data Store are listed below. ArcGIS Data Store is a component of ArcGIS Enterprise; they both support the same operating systems and browsers.

Each of the three ArcGIS Data Store types—relational, tile cache, and spatiotemporal big data store—require different amounts of memory, disk space, and other resources. Be sure your machines meet the requirements for each. It is not recommended to put more than one data store type on the same machine but, if you do, be sure your machine meets combined requirements for all data stores and other software you have installed on the machine.

It's recommended that you review the deprecation notice to determine if your hardware and software components are still compatible with ArcGIS Data Store 10.8 and 10.8.1.

Windows operating system requirements

The following 64-bit operating systems satisfy the minimum operating system requirements. Support is not provided for 32-bit operating systems; the setup will only proceed if the operating system is 64 bit.

Prior and future updates or service packs on these operating system versions are supported unless otherwise stated. The operating system version and updates must also be supported by the operating system provider.


ArcGIS Enterprise components require the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015–2019 Redistributable (x86 and x64) minimum version 14.22.27821. Obtain the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015–2019 file from the Microsoft site.

If the required Visual C++ Redistributables are not installed, running the ArcGIS Data Store setup.exe file will install them. Running the ArcGIS Data Store setup.msi file will not install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables (x64). Therefore, if you want to run the ArcGIS Data Store setup.msi, you must install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 - 2019 Redistributables (x64) first.

Supported operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

Windows Server 2022 Standard and Datacenter

Support begins with ArcGIS 10.8.1.

Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter

June 2020 updates

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter

June 2020 updates

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter

June 2020 updates

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter

June 2020 updates


The Desktop Experience option is required on all versions of Windows Server.

Supported operating systemLatest update or service pack tested

Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])

Support begins with ArcGIS 10.8.1.

November 2021 updates

Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])

June 2020 updates

Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise (64 bit [EM64T])

June 2020 updates


Windows 11, 10, and 8.1 are supported for basic testing and application development use only. They are not recommended for deployment in a production environment.

Machines with an underscore (_) in their names are not supported. Several widely used internet host name specifications have designated the underscore character as nonstandard. Although Microsoft Windows allows you to use the underscore in a machine name, it can still cause problems when you interact with other servers and platforms. For this reason, ArcGIS Data Store will not proceed with installation on servers that have an underscore in the host name.

ArcGIS Data Store is not supported on domain controllers. Installing ArcGIS Data Store on a domain controller may adversely affect functionality.

Disk space requirements

To install and configure ArcGIS Data Store requires a minimum of 13 GB of available disk space on the system drive. This is the minimum disk space requirement for a machine with one empty data store type; it does not take into account the data you will store in the data store or backup files that might be stored on the machine. Given this requirement, you should plan to install ArcGIS Data Store on machines with large quantities of available disk space.


Monitor your data store logs so you are aware when a machine begins to run out of disk space. When a relational or tile cache data store machine contains less than 10 GB of free disk space, ArcGIS Data Store begins to log warnings that you are running out of disk space. At 10.8, when free disk space on spatiotemporal big data store machines reaches 20 percent, ArcGIS Data Store begins to log warnings that you are running out of disk space. At 10.8.1, warnings are logged when free disk space on spatiotemporal big data store machines reaches 10 GB. Once the disk drive contains less than 1 GB of free space, the data store is either shut down or placed in read-only mode.

  • ArcGIS Data Store 10.8: Relational data stores are placed in read-only mode; tile cache and spatiotemporal big data stores shut down.
  • ArcGIS Data Store 10.8.1: Relational and spatiotemporal big data stores are placed in read-only mode; tile cache data stores shut down.

To determine the amount of disk space needed on a dedicated ArcGIS Data Store machine, you need to take all of the following into consideration:

  • The software installation uses 800 MB of disk space.
  • Each data store uses an additional amount of space when created and still empty:
    • Tile cache data store = 1 MB
    • Spatiotemporal big data store = 200 MB
    • Relational data store = 2.5 GB*

    *An empty relational data store uses up to 2.5 GB of disk space over time, to support high availability and a reliable backup policy. Upon configuration of the relational data store, approximately 200 MB of disk space is used. The amount of disk space used by the empty relational data store will grow by about 200 MB per hour over the course of 11 hours until settling at 2.5 GB at that time. Data stored in the system during use is in addition to this baseline storage requirement.

  • You need to estimate the amount of disk space needed for the data stored in the data stores.
  • A minimum of 20 percent of the disk space on each machine must be available for temporary files when configuring or upgrading a spatiotemporal big data store.
  • Backup files stored on the data store machine also consume disk space. If you do not configure backups to be written to a shared location, you must plan for this additional use of disk space.

Memory requirements

The minimum memory required to configure a single, empty ArcGIS Data Store on a machine varies by type. Meeting the minimum free memory requirements ensures the data store will start. Once in use, additional memory is required.

The following minimum memory requirements assume you install each type of ArcGIS Data Store on its own machine; no other data store type or ArcGIS Enterprise component is installed on the machine. Amounts listed reflect the amount of free memory that must be available on the machine before installing ArcGIS Data Store and configuring a data store.

  • Relational data store = 8 GB
  • Spatiotemporal big data store = 16 GB
  • Tile cache data store = 8 GB

Firewall settings

ArcGIS Data Store uses specific ports to communicate with the portal, the hosting server, and machines inside the data store.

See Ports used by ArcGIS Data Store for information on the ports you need to open in the firewall to allow this communication to take place.

Supported web browsers

ArcGIS Data Store administration resources and the Data Store Configuration wizard require one of the following web browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11*
  • Microsoft Edge (new) and Edge Legacy (This is the last release in which Edge Legacy is supported.)

*Use of Internet Explorer 11 is deprecated at this release. Esri highly encourages you to move to one of the other browsers listed above. While Internet Explorer 11 is still supported with the current release, use of Internet Explorer 11 is generally discouraged, and support will be discontinued at a future release. Additional notice will be provided prior to the removal of support.

Supported virtualization environments and cloud platforms

Virtualization and cloud environment support is the same for all components of a base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment. See ArcGIS Enterprise on cloud platforms and Supported virtualization environments in ArcGIS Enterprise system requirements for details.