Open Platform and Technology Support
The relationship between GIS technology
and the rest of the IT infrastructure is crucial. ESRI has
evolved tools in its software to support and integrate with
virtually all of the commonly accepted standards. For our
users, this means compatibility and interoperability support
with major enterprise systems such as enterprise resource
planning (ERP), customer resource management (CRM), enterprise
application integration (EAI), work management systems,
The following is an overview of
the specific standards in hardware, software, and Web services
ESRI software supports:
Handheld Devices: ESRI
software supports Windows CE, Pocket PC, Web browsers,
J2ME, and 802.11 to enable our users to leverage the growing
use of handheld devices.
Desktop Computers: ESRI
provides a range of desktop software that is supported
on Windows, Java, Unix, and Linux.
Servers: ESRI provides
a range of server software that is supported on Unix,
Linux, Windows, and Java.
DBMS: ESRI provides software
that supports the following commercial database management
systems (DBMS) - Oracle, IBM DB2, Informix, and SQL Server,
including support for all spatial types.
Networks: ESRI software
supports protocols such as TCP/IP and HTTP allowing for
the transfer of data and HTML documents.
Users have a choice of development environment when using
ESRI software including VB, C++, .NET, and Java (J2ME,
J2SE, J2EE, ASP/JSP).
Web Services: ESRI employs
many Web standards such as XML, SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL.
Web API's such as WFS, WMS, XML, and GML are also supported.