ArcGIS Location Platform

Unlocking the Power of Spatial Data with ArcGIS Platform's Data Hosting Service

The ArcGIS Platform team is excited to bring you an important update. Our Data Hosting service is now generally available and ready to be leveraged by developers and organizations of all types.  This is an exciting update as it’s full of exciting new features and capabilities.

Developers need options to store and access their authoritative location data so users can view, edit, and analyze it through their applications.  In addition, developers need to ensure their data is securely stored, be certain they retain complete ownership and have confidence their data is not going to be leveraged by vendors or 3rd parties.  Developers are also looking for hosting services that can scale with the growth of their applications and don’t want to be surprised by hidden costs.

Enter Esri’s ArcGIS Platform Data Hosting Service, a versatile and powerful solution that offers key capabilities centered around spatial data expertise, quality, cost-efficiency, and privacy.

Not your average Data Hosting service

ArcGIS Platform Data Hosting service enables developers with the options they need to securely store, manage, and access their location-based data.  Beyond this, our solution isn’t just simple data storage in the cloud.  We convert your data into services that can be seamlessly added to your applications and scale up as needed.  We support tiles (raster & vector), data files and attachments as well as feature services.  Our hosting service also gives developers seamless access to powerful data visualization options such as point, line and polygon styling as well as options for data-driven visualizations. Developers can count on increased productivity and reduced costs as the amount of code needed to make all this happen is minimal.

Other key elements of our solution are:

ArcGIS Platform Data hosting is available globally and developers can get started in minutes. The business model consists of a combination of storage & usage fees. Developers are only charged for what they use and their free tier allocations are replenished every month.  If developers need more storage and capacity or need their data hosted in a particular geographic region, we have options.  Contact our team to discuss.


Import, Create and Manage Data experience in ArcGIS Platform
Import, Create and Manage Data experience in ArcGIS Platform
Usage details example in ArcGIS Platform
Usage details example in ArcGIS Platform

Thousands of developers and businesses of all sizes have been leveraging the services during the public beta period.  Whether you’re building a product, a government agency, a commercial entity, or a non-profit organization, this service equips you with tools and infrastructure you can count on.

Get started today for free by navigating here to sign up for a free ArcGIS Developers account.  After you sign up, check out our best practices documentation and try one of our tutorials.

Please feel free to reach out to us with questions or enhancement ideas by posting in the ArcGIS Platform section of the Esri community.

Thank you!

About the author

Alan Cassidy is the Lead Product Manager and partner strategist for ArcGIS Platform at Esri. He works directly with developers, product leaders, governments, and businesses around the world to ensure Esri's developer communities have access to the most comprehensive and high-quality set of location services, data, and mapping tools available. In addition, he leads the Esri Partner CTO Council and is a member of Esri's Distributor CTO Council steering group focused on emerging technologies.

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