The data I need it?

09-05-2019 09:39 AM
New Contributor II

I am rolling out the ArcGIS Enterprise products for testing.  I am wondering what is the purpose of the datastore, if I already have an relational SQL enterprise database?  The documentation makes it seem like just another database to store our data.   Do I need the datastore at all?  What benefits does it have over my current SDE database?  

Thank you


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Esri Notable Contributor

There are a number of benefits of setting up the ArcGIS Data Store, which will give you the base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment and additional functionality throughout the deployment. It's not a replacement of your SDE database. The following white paper goes into more detail about this: 

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