The BizTalk Server 2010 editions are designed to address customers' diverse needs. Customers interested in building connecting their business applications or bridge gap between their business partners can leverage BizTalk Server. BizTalk Server also provides RFID and Sensor platform along with adapters to various Line of business applications.
BizTalk can be used in the development of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM) scenarios. To address a range of scenarios, the product is now offered four core editions: Enterprise, Standard, Branch, and Developer. 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. These components are explained in more detail in the BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing Frequently Asked Questions.
In addition to core BizTalk Server Editions there is BizTalk RFID Enterprise edition to help customers who are only interested in RFID deployments and BizTalk Adapter Pack which customers can leverage for line of business connectivity from custom .NET applications.
Core BizTalk Editions:
All core BizTalk Server editions are available in nine languages (English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).
Complete EAI, B2B, and Business Process Management functionality
Includes all vertical industry accelerators (RosettaNet, HIPAA, HL7, and SWIFT)
Includes BizTalk Adapter Pack. Includes all current and new application and technology adapters
Includes BizTalk RFID Server and Mobile capabilities with support for unlimited devices
Supports High availability/Failover for multiple RFID Servers
Includes Host Integration Server
Unlimited "applications" allowed (see BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing FAQ)
Scale out/failover multiple message boxes
Remote or local DB
Available for 120-day evaluation at no cost
Includes BizTalk Adapter Pack
Includes all current and new application and technology adapters
Limited to two CPUs on a single server
Five "applications" allowed (see BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing FAQ)
Single server solution/single message box
Subset of BizTalk Server functionality appropriate for intra-enterprise hub and spoke scenarios (see BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing FAQ)
Used in conjunction with a BizTalk Server “hub” that coordinates/aggregates events across multiple Branch Editions
One "application" allowed (see BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing FAQ)
Limited solely to designing, developing, and testing solutions
Note: Many customers who deploy BizTalk Server implement separate development, testing, and production environments for their BizTalk Server 2010 solution. For the development and testing environments, you can use the free download of the BizTalk Server Developer Edition.
For the production environment, you need a valid processor license of BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise, Standard, or Branch Edition for each processor on which you install an edition of BizTalk Server 2010.
Specialized BizTalk Server Editions:
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.
Includes BizTalk RFID Server and BizTalk RFID Mobile
Customers can connect to unlimited number for RFID devices
Provide SDK for building RFID enabled applications
Note: The BizTalk Adapter Pack edition has been merged with the BizTalk Server 2010 Standard Edition. Customers that want to use the BizTalk Adapter Pack must purchase either the BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise or Standard Edition.
* BizTalk Server is only available through volume licensing programs. Contact your local reseller for more information on how to purchase, or review your Volume Licensing options.
** Prices on this page are stated in U.S. dollars and reflect pricing for purchases within the United States and Canada. The prices listed are estimated prices; reseller pricing may vary. To find the Microsoft Web site for your country/region, visit the Worldwide sites page.
BizTalk Server 2010 ENT will naturally use all of the CPUs in the server. The number of BizTalk Server 2010 ENT licenses that must be purchased is always the exact number of CPUs in the server, except for processors that are made inaccessible to any operating system copy upon which BizTalk Server 2010 is set up to run (through hardware partitioning solutions).
The BizTalk Server 2010 STD engine can technically use only two processors on the server, even if it consists of more processors. For deployments where BizTalk Server 2010 is used, you need to buy the same number of processor licenses that Windows Server will utilize on that server. For example, if you have BizTalk Server 2010 STD installed on a four-processor server and the Windows operating system is utilizing all four processors, because the server’s performance is benefiting from all four processors running the operating system, you need to purchase four licenses of BizTalk Server 2010 STD.
Written originally by Tord G. Nordahl