From an ArcMap/Pro GIS editor's point of view (GOGO, true-curves, traverse) is there a simple check-box comparison of ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal, enterprise geodatabase, data store, etc.) vs AGOL to help decide if going all in on just AGOL is doable?

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05-01-2018 08:40 AM
BillFox
MVP Frequent Contributor

Good morning,

From an ArcMap/Pro GIS editor's point of view (GOGO, true-curves, traverse, versioning, protected DEFAULT, etc.) is there a simple functionality check-box comparison of ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal with and enterprise geodatabase, data store, etc.) vs AGOL to help decide if going all in on just AGOL is doable?

We found documentation such as these two items but they focus more on the high-level architecture.

Hopefully there is something similar available for the day-to-day GIS desktop editor to use for comparison.

This will help us determine if our agency should stay with on-premise ArcGIS Enterprise / hybrid AGOL or go all-in on just AGOL.

We would like to spend much less time configuring & updating the "System" and focus much more on "Geographic Information".

We just want to make sure our day to day editing workflows actually work if we go all-in on AGOL.

Thank you for any help you can provide with this question.

-Bill

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DerekLaw
Esri Community Moderator

Hi Bill,

> From an ArcMap/Pro GIS editor's point of view (GOGO, true-curves, traverse, versioning, protected DEFAULT, etc.) is there a simple functionality check-box comparison of ArcGIS Enterprise (Portal with and enterprise geodatabase, data store, etc.) vs AGOL to help decide if going all in on just AGOL is doable?

For ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro data editors - working with feature services from either ArcGIS Enterprise or ArcGIS Online should be the same. There is no difference in the data editing user experience.

However, behind the scenes - data stored as hosted feature services in ArcGIS Online will not support versioned workflows. You will need to deploy ArcGIS Enterprise, more specifically - feature services in ArcGIS Server based on data from an enterprise geodatabase, to support versioned workflows.

Hope this helps,

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