Last month MBS attended the 2023 Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA and, as always, there was a lot to learn and see! We asked the MBS team to share the most exciting developments going on at Esri that they learned about in Palm Springs so that we could share them with our network.
Cloud Native Architecture:
Esri is placing significantly increased resources behind microservices and containerization to provide a cloud native architecture. This was a very popular topic in the tech sessions and sparked much curiosity, perhaps in part because it is new to so many. Esri has continued to dedicate resources to ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes, and it may become the flagship ArcGIS Enterprise offering for large deployments in the future.
Read more about MBS’ experience with ArcGIS on Kubernetes here.
Last month MBS attended the 2023 Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA and, as always, there was a lot to learn and see! We asked the MBS team to share the most exciting developments going on at Esri that they learned about in Palm Springs so that we could share with our network.
Webhooks at ArcGIS Enterprise 11:
Esri is now supporting webhooks at Enterprise 11, with Organization webhooks fully supported and Service webhooks currently in Beta. As stated on their website, Esri defines these different webhooks as follows:
- Organization webhooks—Administrators can subscribe to event triggers pertaining to an organization’s users, groups, and items.
- Service webhooks—Administrators can subscribe to webhooks for geoprocessing and feature services.
- Geoprocessing webhooks—Administrators can set geoprocessing service webhooks to be invoked when a geoprocessing service job is completed.
- Feature service webhooks—Administrators can subscribe to event triggers pertaining to an organization’s feature services.
Webhook support is or will be fully baked into ArcGIS Enterprise, making it much easier and seamless to support integrated event-driven processes within your system. This type of advancement will provide the opportunity to greatly enhance data-driven workflows for many of MBS’ clients.
Esri is continuing to expand into the Virtual Reality business and there was much discussion of current and future efforts to expand their product lines into AR/VR. There are various products in development including ArcGIS 360 VR and support within the ArcGIS SDKs for Unity and Unreal 3D/VR/gaming engines. These products are currently geared primarily toward urban planning, building design, and infrastructure development and inspection.
Esri has identified several areas of improvement for ArcGIS Online slated for 2023. A big one for MBS’ federal clients will be the approval for FedRAMP FISMA Moderate, expected in the coming months. Additionally, more integrated and enhanced support for Image and raster analysis is on the roadmap, including the option for imagery hosting in ArcGIS Online. This will allow users to take advantage of processing techniques that have typically been reserved for ArcGIS Enterprise customers.