BizTalk Offerings: Server and PaaS Feature List

BizTalk Offerings: Server and PaaS Feature List

This topic lists the feature sets available for BizTalk Server and BizTalk Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings:

Feature Server Offering: BizTalk Server 2013 PaaS Offering: Windows Azure BizTalk Services
Setup prerequisites
  • Server operating systems
  • BizTalk Server license
  • SQL Server license
  • Additional software costs (SCOM, Cluster, and so on)
  • Hardware costs (SQL Server disk)
Cloud options
  • Cloud-connectivity adapters:
    • WCF-BasicHttpRelay
    • WCF-NetTcpRelay
    • SB-Messaging
    • WCF-WebHttp
  • BizTalk Server on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine (VM): Pricing Guide
Hosted on Windows Azure except when using BizTalk Adapter Services. BizTalk Adapter Services connects to your on-premise Line-of-Business (LOB) systems.
Administration
  • BizTalk Server Administration console
  • BizTalk Explorer OM APIs
  • BTSTask command line APIs
  • BizTalk Services Portal
  • Windows Azure Portal
  • PowerShell command-lets
  • REST APIs
Edition Upgrade Yes, depending on edition: Upgrade Guide Yes, depending on edition: Editions Chart
Platform support
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
Client computers: Limited to operating systems supported by the Windows Azure BizTalk Services SDK:

Installing the Windows Azure BizTalk Services SDK

BizTalk Service: Completely managed by Microsoft and hosted on Windows Azure. Users focus on the application needs.
High Availability
  • Enterprise includes built-in cluster feature with BizTalk host instances.
  • Enterprise includes multi-MessageBox databases
  • Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) for SQL Server
Included with specific editions: Editions Chart
Scale
  • Enterprise includes built-in cluster feature with BizTalk host instances.
  • Enterprise includes multi-MessageBox databases
Included with specific editions: Editions Chart
Message mediation
  • Orchestration
  • Content-based routing using pipelines and adapters
Bridge
Backup and Restore SQL Agent Jobs Currently not available
Disaster Recovery
  • Log Shipping
  • SQL Agent Jobs
Currently not available
Monitoring
  • Performance counters
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • 3rd party tools (BizTalk 360)
Performance counters listed in Windows Azure Management Portal
Tracking Functionality included. Additional cost of SQL Server to store tracking data. Functionality included. Additional cost of Windows Azure SQL Database to store tracking data.
Archiving Functionality included. Additional cost of SQL Server to store archived data. Functionality included with specific editions. Additional cost of Windows Azure Storage to store archived data.
Throttling Built-in and customizable Built-in and not customizable
Development
  • On-premise using Visual Studio
  • Windows Azure VM using MSDN license with DevTest Gallery
  • On-premise using Visual Studio
  • BizTalk Services Portal
Transformations, XSLT Included Included
Custom code, scripting Included Included
Long running processing Included using Orchestration and Workflow Not included; Can be achieved using Windows Azure Worker roles
Rules Included using Business Rules Engine (BRE) Not available
Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Included Not available
Exception Handling Included Available with Transforms feature
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Included with ESB Not available
EDI/AS2
Create and Manage Agreements Included Included with specific editions: Editions Chart
Create and manage Partners Included Included with specific editions: Editions Chart
AS2 Non-Repudiation (NRR) Included Included
Trading Partner Management APIs Not available Included
Protocols
  • AS2
  • X12
  • EDIFACT
  • HL7
  • HIPPA
  • X12
  • AS2
Connectivity
BizTalk Adapter Pack (BAP) Included with license. Must purchase BizTalk Server license to use BAP
Customizable Adapter Framework Included Not available
Hybrid Connectivity Included using the Service Bus (SB) Adapter (Topics, Queues, and Subscriptions) Available using the BizTalk Adapter Service
Sources
  • Built-in adapters, including HIS adapters
  • WCF adapters
  • Custom adapters
  • FTP/S
  • SFTP
  • HTTP
Destinations
  • Built-in adapters, including HIS adapters
  • WCF adapters, including REST
  • Service Bus adapters (push and pull)
  • Custom adapters
  • FTP/S
  • SFTP
  • Azure Blob
  • On-premise LOB system (Oracle, SAP, SQL Server, and Siebel)
  • Service Bus Queue
  • Service Bus Topic
  • Service Bus Relay: One-Way and Two-Way
  • Web Service: One-Way and Two-Way
  • Any WCF service


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