ArcGIS Velocity

ArcGIS Velocity

Analyze real-time and big data

ArcGIS Velocity is a cloud-native add-on capability for ArcGIS Online. It enables users to ingest data from Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, message brokers, or third-party APIs. It also processes, visualizes, and analyzes real-time data feeds, store those feeds as big data, and performs fast queries and analysis. This software as a service (SaaS) IoT application will leverage your real-time spatial data for essential operational decisions such as remote monitoring of assets, predictive maintenance, and process optimization.

Get real-time and big data insights

Integrate real-time data

Ingest data from connected devices by configuring a feed that can be used as a live map layer. Integrate real-time data with historical data via stream and feature layers to analyze change over time. The highly scalable Kubernetes-based architecture of ArcGIS Velocity enables the processing of massive volumes of spatial data at very high speeds.

Monitor critical assets

Get precise locations and insights on all of your assets for 24/7 visibility. Track dynamic assets that have constantly changing location, such as vehicles, aircraft, and vessels, and stationary assets, such as weather and environmental monitoring sensors.

Unlock spatial insights

Make more informed decisions with IoT spatial intelligence analysis. Access a range of powerful real-time and big data tools to analyze information from a variety of data feeds and sources. Leverage a visual analytic model builder that enables you to design complex analysis and automate workflows, saving time and effort.

Trigger alerts

Results from analytics, whether performed in real time or batch mode, can be pushed as alerts, which puts time-sensitive information in the hands of personnel. Display and share your findings with others in your organization with the help of operational dashboards. Gain operational, tactical, and strategic efficiencies that save time and money.

Work in the cloud

Get started quickly with no configuration with a SaaS model. Take advantage of distributed computing. Get real-time and big data capabilities as a service and perform analytics at a massive scale.

Gain a Common Operating Picture

Organizations typically have multiple types of sensor feeds and proprietary software to manage the data. What they may lack is a unified view of the operating environment. ArcGIS Velocity helps bridge this gap by combining sensor feeds into a single common operating picture, providing the ability to run analytics on the data, including their GIS data. This breaks down the silos between individual solutions and departments, while simultaneously providing the power of greater insight.

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How it works


Connect to real-time, streaming IoT data from multiple feeds and visualize directly in maps.


Speed up your analysis and get answers faster when you set up analytical models in the cloud.

Alert and actuate

Take action with your analyses. Share the results and alert stakeholders when it matters.

ArcGIS Velocity is fully integrated with ArcGIS

ArcGIS Velocity is closely integrated with ArcGIS. Getting started is easy—secure a license and access it within ArcGIS Online. Easily connect to and fuse your ArcGIS data with data from other sources. Push results of analytics, whether performed in real time or batch mode, as alerts, or publish them as GIS maps and data services for use across your enterprise. These maps and data layers can be used by any ArcGIS application such as ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Insights for additional analysis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Velocity supports a variety of feeds including external sources of observational data such as Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, message brokers, or third-party APIs. For a complete list of feed types available in Velocity, click here.

Yes. ArcGIS Velocity is an add-on to ArcGIS Online on Azure to bring real-time and spatial data processing to virtually any IoT environment. It also works with various data sources in other cloud platforms including Amazon S3, Azure Blob storage, Azure Cosmos DB, etc.

Not currently. An offering for ArcGIS Enterprise is under consideration.

ArcGIS Velocity and ArcGIS GeoEvent Server are both designed to process and analyze real-time data but they differ in two primary ways:

  • ArcGIS Velocity is a SaaS offering as part of ArcGIS Online, where GeoEvent Server is a part of ArcGIS Enterprise that is deployed on premises.
  • ArcGIS Velocity uses a Kubernetes micro-services architecture; cloud infrastructure to ingest, process, and analyze up to thousands of records per second. Velocity supports higher volumes of real-time data compared to GeoEvent Server, which uses traditional server infrastructure. 

Micro-services allow the server to respond to a high volume of service requests by fundamentally splitting the work into smaller, separate services. ArcGIS Velocity uses cloud infrastructure to ingest, process, and analyze up to thousands of records per second. 

Yes. ArcGIS Velocity allows you to schedule big data analytics to run periodically or at a recurring time. This helps customers perform processing in near real-time, conduct repeated analysis on data collected within a specific timespan, and generate up-to-date information products to support the organization.

Yes. A good example of this is 2-way communication with streetlights through our partnership with Bell.

Some notable advantages include: 

  • As SaaS, Velocity has built-in high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Data is stored in the cloud. 
  • It is much quicker to deploy, often within an hour. 
  • Velocity is geared towards operations and geospatial analysts, as opposed to GIS administrators who would use ArcGIS Pro, therefore, more directly accessible to users to easily share data, maps and analytics products with teams, departments and/or the public.

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