BizTalk Offerings: Server, IaaS, and PaaS Feature List

BizTalk Offerings: Server, IaaS, and PaaS Feature List

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

Feature

Server:

BizTalk Server 2013

BizTalk Server 2013 R2

IaaS: BizTalk Server 2013 or 2013 R2 on a Microsoft Azure VM PaaS: Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services
Setup prerequisites
  • Server operating systems
  • BizTalk Server license
  • SQL Server license
  • Additional software costs (SCOM, Cluster, Visual Studio, and so on)
  • Hardware costs (SQL Server disk)
  • BizTalk Server on an Azure Virtual Machine (VM): Pricing Guide, Pricing Calculator
  • SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine (VM): Pricing Calculator
  • If you create a domain hosted on Azure, a Windows Server virtual machine is needed to host Active Directory and be the Domain Controller. There are additional costs associated with hosting an Active Directory domain.
  • Additional software costs (SCOM, Visual Studio)
Cloud options Cloud-connectivity adapters:
  • WCF-BasicHttpRelay
  • WCF-NetTcpRelay
  • SB-Messaging
  • WCF-WebHttp
Cloud-connectivity adapters:
  • WCF-BasicHttpRelay
  • WCF-NetTcpRelay
  • SB-Messaging
  • WCF-WebHttp
Hosted on Azure except when using BizTalk Adapter Services. BizTalk Adapter Services connects to your on-premises Line-of-Business (LOB) systems.
Administration
  • BizTalk Server Administration console
  • BizTalk Explorer OM APIs
  • BTSTask command line APIs
  • Microsoft Azure Portal
  • BizTalk Server Administration console
  • BizTalk Explorer OM APIs
  • BTSTask command line APIs
  • BizTalk Services Portal
  • Azure Portal
  • PowerShell command-lets
  • REST APIs
Edition Upgrade Yes, depending on edition: Install and Upgrade Guides Yes, depending on edition: Upgrade Guide Yes, depending on edition: Editions Chart
Platform support

BizTalk Server 2013 R2:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7

BizTalk Server 2013:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

The operating systems are the same as BizTalk Server on-premises. The virtual machines in the Gallery automatically include the operating system.

If you purchase an on-premises BizTalk Server 2013 or 2013 R2 license, you can install BizTalk Server on a Windows Azure virtual machine. The BizTalk Server license includes installing on-premises and installing on a Windows Azure virtual machine.

Client computers: Limited to operating systems supported by the Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services SDK:

Installing Azure BizTalk Services SDK

BizTalk Service: Completely managed by Microsoft and hosted on 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
  • Enterprise includes built-in cluster feature with BizTalk host instances.
  • Enterprise includes multi-MessageBox databases
  • No 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
  • Enterprise includes built-in cluster feature with BizTalk host instances.
  • Enterprise includes multi-MessageBox databases
  • Built-in Scale feature on Microsoft Azure Management Portal
Included with specific editions: Editions Chart
Message mediation
  • Orchestration
  • Content-based routing using pipelines and adapters
  • Orchestration
  • Content-based routing using pipelines and adapters
Bridge
Backup and Restore SQL Agent Jobs SQL Agent Jobs Included with specific editions: Editions Chart
Disaster Recovery
  • Log Shipping
  • SQL Agent Jobs
  • Log Shipping
  • SQL Agent Jobs
Included with specific editions: Editions Chart
Monitoring
  • Performance counters
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • BizTalk Health Monitor
  • 3rd party tools (AIMS for BizTalk, BizTalk360)
  • Performance counters included with the OS
  • Performance counters listed in Microsoft Azure Management Portal
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Performance counters listed in Microsoft Azure Management Portal
Tracking Functionality included. Additional cost of SQL Server to store tracking data. Functionality included. Additional cost of Azure SQL Database to store tracking data. Functionality included. Additional cost of Azure SQL Database to store tracking data.
Archiving Functionality included. Additional cost of SQL Server to store archived data. Functionality included. Additional cost of Azure Database to store archived data. Functionality included with specific editions. Additional cost of Azure Storage to store archived data.
Throttling Built-in and customizable Built-in and customizable Built-in. Behavior described at BizTalk Services: Throttling.
Development
  • On-premises using Visual Studio
  • Azure VM using MSDN license with DevTest Gallery
  • On-premises using Visual Studio
  • Azure VM using MSDN license with DevTest Gallery
  • On-premises using Visual Studio
  • BizTalk Services Portal
Transformations, XSLT Included Included Included
Custom code, scripting Included Included Included
Long running processing Included using Orchestration and Workflow Included using Orchestration and Workflow Not included; Can be achieved using Microsoft Azure Worker roles
Rules Included using Business Rules Engine (BRE) Included using Business Rules Engine (BRE) Not available
Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Included Included Not available
Exception Handling Included Included Available with Transforms feature
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Included with ESB Included with ESB Not available
EDI/AS2      
Create and Manage Agreements Included Included Included
Create and manage Partners Included Included Included
AS2 Non-Repudiation (NRR) Included Included Included
Trading Partner Management APIs Not available Not available Included
Protocols
  • AS2
  • X12
  • EDIFACT
  • HL7
  • HIPAA
  • AS2
  • X12
  • EDIFACT
  • HL7
  • HIPAA
  • X12
  • AS2
  • EDIFACT
Connectivity      
BizTalk Adapter Pack (BAP) Included with license. Included with license. Included with BizTalk Services license.
Customizable Adapter Framework Included Included Possible to use custom WCF bindings (only for destinations)
Hybrid Connectivity Included using the Service Bus (SB) Adapter (Topics, Queues, and Subscriptions) 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
  • Built-in adapters, including HIS adapters
  • WCF adapters
  • Custom adapters
  • FTP/S
  • SFTP
  • HTTP
  • Service Bus Queue
  • Service Bus Topic 
Destinations
  • Built-in adapters, including HIS adapters
  • WCF adapters, including REST
  • Service Bus adapters (push and pull)
  • Custom adapters
  • Built-in adapters, including HIS adapters
  • WCF adapters, including REST
  • Service Bus adapters (push and pull)
  • Custom adapters
  • FTP/S
  • SFTP
  • Azure Blob
  • On-premises 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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Comments
  • Great Table, thanks Mandi..

  • Thanks a bunch Mandi.

  • Mandi Anez Ohlinger [MSFT] edited Revision 24. Comment: Replaced "Windows Azure" with "Microsoft Azure". Updated hyperlinks.

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