Publishing millions of features to ArcGIS Online

Discussion created by sliuesriuk-esridist Employee on Dec 13, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2013 by sliuesriuk-esridist

I tried publishing a 30-million-point feature class (585 MB) to AGOL yesterday. I was using Desktop 10.2 and the feature class only had a couple of text attributes.

After spinning for five hours, I got an unknown error message (probably related to the size of the dataset!) and the publishing process failed.

Has anyone tried something similar and are there any known limits to the capacity of hosted feature services? In the past, I have seen an AGOL hosted feature service with half a million polygons, which must have had several million vertices, but it's quite possible that the feature count is more important than the number of vertices in deciding whether the publishing process succeeds or not.

Many thanks,