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Analysis tools processing speeds vary widely. What factors/settings affect this?

Question asked by tylerlarson_usfs on Nov 8, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 12, 2018 by Dan_Patterson

Processing time for the analysis tools in AGO(L) seem to vary WIDELY. 

I have attempted run a few of the same analysis tools with the same data at different times of the day, week and month and have found no consistency to the speeds at which the tools will return results. 


I am running analysis using the same hosted feature services each time.  Sometimes the tools e.g. buffer or join, will take a few minutes.  Other times they takes multiple hours.  For example, I have run a buffer on about 2 hundred points and it took five minutes.  I tried to demo buffering 1 point and it ran for about a half hour before I cancelled the analysis tool.


What causes these drastic differences and how can I correct/troubleshoot these inconsistencies?

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