ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server

Deprecation Notice for ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server

ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server is being deprecated.

The final release of GeoAnalytics Server was in the ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 release (May 2024). GeoAnalytics Server will remain accessible within Enterprise 11.3 and earlier versions throughout their respective product life cycles.

Why is GeoAnalytics Server being retired?

GeoAnalytics Server was originally designed as a product for big data processing and analysis using an Apache Spark distributed computing framework. When GeoAnalytics Server was released in 2017, it made it possible for users to perform analysis on larger datasets, or to perform larger analytical workflows than were previously possible in the desktop, scripting, or server environments. Over the past few years, with the addition of the GeoAnalytics Desktop toolbox in ArcGIS Pro (2019) and ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine (2022), the ability to leverage Apache Spark for working with big data has been expanded. With the addition of these new products, there has been a noticeable shift in customer workflows and in the environments in which customers are leveraging for their big data workflows. To better support this shift, we are re-focusing our development and innovation efforts for our Spark-based GeoAnalytics products.

Going forward, Esri will streamline focus on our GeoAnalytics desktop and cloud-native products.

When is the last release for GeoAnalytics Server?

The final release of GeoAnalytics Server was included in the ArcGIS Enterprise 11.3 release (May 2024). If customers maintain an active license, GeoAnalytics Server will continue to be available to them in Enterprise 11.3 and earlier. Starting with ArcGIS Enterprise 11.4, the GeoAnalytics Server extension will not be available in Enterprise.

What is the recommended transition and next step?

Customers should evaluate their GeoAnalytics Server workflows and datasets to identify the appropriate transition steps based on the functionality required. Equivalent functionality is available through a variety of Esri products, including the GeoAnalytics Desktop toolbox, ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine, the Standard Analysis tools in Enterprise, and ArcGIS API for Python.

GeoAnalytics Engine provides the most comprehensive set of capabilities and can run in a local Spark environment or through a cloud-hosted Spark analytics environment (e.g., AWS EMR, Azure Synapse, Databricks, Google Cloud Proc, or Microsoft Fabric).

Customers should start their migration process to the Esri products with the functionality that meets their workflow requirements after the Enterprise 11.3 release. At the end of the Enterprise 11.3 release lifecycle, GeoAnalytics Server capabilities will no longer be available.

What will happen to my existing license for GeoAnalytics Server?

If a customer has a perpetual license with maintenance, GeoAnalytics Server can continue to be used throughout the life cycle of Enterprise 11.3. If a customer has an existing annual license, it can be renewed throughout the life cycle of Enterprise 11.3.

Connect with Us

We understand that this change may raise questions, and we are here to support you. For inquiries or assistance regarding the migration of your workflows to other supported Esri products, please contact Esri Technical Support or your dedicated Esri account manager.

We value your continued partnership and appreciate your trust in Esri products. We look forward to serving you in the coming year and beyond and thank you for your continued use of ArcGIS GeoAnalytics products.

Additional Resources

Deprecation Notice: ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server

ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Server Overview Page

ArcGIS Python Libraries Overview Page

GeoAnalytics Desktop Toolbox Overview Page

ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine Product Overview Page

ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine Community Page

About the authors

Sarah Battersby

Sarah is a Product Manager for ArcGIS GeoAnalytics Engine. She has a PhD in Geography / Cognitive Science from UC Santa Barbara, and enjoys finding ways to make spatial technologies easier to use, understand, and trust.

Corinne is a Product Marketing Manager on Esri’s Spatial Analytics & Data Science team. She has a background in marketing and business analytics with experience working in the technology and geospatial industries.

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