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BizTalk Server 2010
BizTalk Server is a server product produced by Microsoft and offers scalability and reliability. It is simply unrivaled on the Windows platform or for that matter any platform (see Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure for Systematic Application Integration Projects). It is currently in its seventh version (2010) and has grown more robust and feature-rich with each release. It scales both up and out and is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding enterprises, but it is also designed to work well for medium-sized organizations.
BizTalk Server 2010 is tightly integrated with Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and its AppFabric offering. According to Gartner BizTalk Server 2010 has the following strong points:
With BizTalk 2010 new feature are present and these are:
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BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and Branch Edition are all licensed on a per processor basis. A processor license is required for each processor on which you install any component of BizTalk Server (for example, BizTalk Server Rules Engine). However, certain tools and components may be installed on a separate device without acquiring a processor license.
Maintaining a healthy BizTalk environment is vital if it need to be up and running 24/7 and is a critical part in an enterprise infrastructure. Key in a healthy BizTalk environment are the database. The health of the databases are very important for a successful BizTalk Server messaging environment.
BizTalk Server Adapter Pack 2010 is a part of BizTalk Server 2010 Product and no longer a separate component. Adapter Pack provides connectivity to latest versions of SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel and SQL and Oracle Databases.
An Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is an architectural pattern and a key enabler in implementing the infrastructure for a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1 is a collection of tools and libraries that extend BizTalk Server 2010 capabilities of supporting a loosely coupled and dynamic messaging architecture. It functions as middleware that provides tools for rapid mediation between services and their consumers. Enabling maximum flexibility at run time, the BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1 simplifies loosely coupled composition of service endpoints and management of service interactions.
The BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect feature accommodates development of WF applications that can communicate directly with Line of Business (LOB) systems. The AppFabric Connect feature provides WF developers access to both the BizTalk Mapper and the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010. Besides development of WF, the BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect for Services feature now allows BizTalk users also to expose their on-premise BizTalk Applications as WCF Services on the cloud, by adding Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus endpoints.
Host Integration Server 2010 offers technologies and tools for enterprise organizations to integrate existing IBM host systems, programs, messages and data with new Microsoft server applications. HIS 2010 is included with BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise, and Standard and Branch Edition.
Microsoft BizTalk RFID is an innovative device management and event processing platform at the edge of the enterprise. It is designed to provide a scalable, extensible, platform for development, deployment, and management of rich RFID and sensor solutions.
Microsoft continues support for EDI in BizTalk Server 2010 with new feature Trading Partner Management:
BizTalk Server accelerators include a combination of:
Empower your organization to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requirements today and in the future. BizTalk Accelerator for HIPAA provides a rapid, reliable, and fiscally sound path to HIPAA transaction compliance.
Rapidly integrate applications and share patient information within and between healthcare organizations with this comprehensive Health Level 7 (HL7) messaging solution.
Accelerate the implementation of supply chain solutions meeting the rigorous requirements for RosettaNet Integration. BizTalk Server, combined with RosettaNet-specific tools, provides complete support for the RosettaNet e-business standards for supply chain integration.
Integrate financial applications and networks, rapidly deploy straight-through-processing solutions, and reduce the total cost of ownership and implementation time with this accelerator.
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Currently the following books have been released for BizTalk Server 2010:
Originally written by Steef-Jan Wiggers.
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BizTalk Server 2010
- User Ed