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Portal for ArcGIS Hosted Service Types

Question asked by meperko on Aug 19, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2014 by meperko

Hi.  I've been using ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online for Organizations for a couple of years.  We are looking at Portal for ArcGIS.  I can't seem to find the answer to a question I have about the types of services you can publish using Portal for ArcGIS.  One of the limitations of AGOL is that you can only publish tiled services or feature services; not dynamic map services like you can publish using ArcGIS Server.  Dynamic map services are a better solution for a lot of the large data sizes and labeling requirements we have. 


From what I can find, it looks like only the same types of services are published through Portal as AGOL. I've always been told that AGOL is a scaled down version of ArcGIS Server so the lack of service hosting types and capabilities has been understood.  But, I would have expected those options to exist for something that sits on top of a full ArcGIS Server install.  And maybe it does.  I just can't find that information.  So, to start, can anyone tell me what exactly a Portal/AGOL feature service is from an ArcGIS Server standpoint?


Thanks for the help.

Mary Ellen