BizTalk Azure

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BizTalk Azure
The more things change the more they stay the same
Bon Jovi
Jon Fancey
Affinus
Overview
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What is “BizTalk Azure”?
Why is “BizTalk Azure” in quotes?
Will this rock my world?
Let’s have a look at it then
When and what
What’s the roadmap
Who am I?
 Founder of Affinus
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Specialists in hardcore development on the Microsoft platform
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BizTalk, Azure, SharePoint, WPF, WCF mainly
 BizTalk MVP
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6 years in a row
 Speaker, writer, etc
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MSDN, TechEd, DevWeek…
 Pluralsight instructor
Assumptions
 You are developers
 You understand BizTalk
 You’ve not really spent much time with Azure Integration Svcs
What is it?
 A way to connect cloud (internet) accessible resources
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And integrate with other cloud resources (partners)
Or your own on-premises systems
Or with Windows Azure resources
EAI and EDI – more later
 A hosting platform
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No hardware to provision
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In fact very high level of abstraction
 A management platform
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Portal to setup, manage and view integration solutions
The Basics
 Azure Integration Services EAI and EDI CTP
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April 2012 most recent release
AKA “BizTalk Azure”*
 Based on Azure fabric and capabilities
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Service Bus
Queues, topics
SQL Azure
Portal
Azure Integration Services
FTP
Server
Bridge
Q
*see previous caveat
Relays
 Mechanism to connect and store/forward messages
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First building block of Azure Integration
Service bus
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Register end point and wait for messages to be delivered
Publically visible
Secured using ACS
Azure Integration Services
FTP
Server
Bridge
Service Bus
Your place
EP
My app
Take it to the Bridge
 Bridges provide the conduit over which stuff happens
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It’s all messages over service bus
A bridge is a pipeline (that’s actually a workflow)
The pipeline has stages with pre-configured components
One way and request/response
Azure Integration Services
Bridge
Validate
Enrich
Transform
Enrich
Service Bus
Route
Demo : basic connectivity
Transformation
 New mapper
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CTP release not based on XSLT
Provides enhancements to simplify common tasks
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Looping
Expressions
Maps can be configured, deployed and reused across solutions
On-premises Connectivity
 Comes with BizTalk LOB adapters
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SQL, SAP, Oracle etc.
 Service Bus Connect
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Provides a relay endpoint for Azure to pipe messages to
Relay opens connection and Azure holds it open
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Responses are actually request messages
When response received, a new call is made to SB to maintain it
Avoids firewall issues, port 80 outbound
Can elevate to P2P if configured
 Virtual Networks
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In preview, could provide alternative to SB Connect
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AD Integration
VPN etc
Demo : on prem
Web Access
 For the CTP the labs environment is used
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portal.appfabriclabs.com
edi.appfabriclabs.com
 For production the standard Azure portal will be used
 Web portal in CTP geared towards EDI
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Trading partner management
Agreements
Tracking
Demo : portal
Primary Interfaces
 Visual Studio
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2010 currently
Win7 (but can run on Win8)
 Portal
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Main Azure Portal
EDI portal
 REST API
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Leveraged by VS, full fidelity with UI tools
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Provides more capabilities than tools currently expose
Management, e.g. deployment
Monitoring, e.g. tracking
Tracking
 How to Track
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EAI and EDI flows
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Even though portal doesn’t surface EAI tracking
Can access via REST interface
 Track points
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Flow data
Message properties
Can also archive (save) messages (via portal)
Comparison with BizTalk
BizTalk
“BizTalk Azure”
Map (aka transform)
Map (aka transform)
Schema
Schema
Pipeline
Bridge
Adapter
Bridge endpoint (src/dest)
Orchestration
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Binding
Bridge configuration
Subscription
~Route, Topic
Admin Console
EDI portal
TPM
TPM in EDI portal
BTSTask
Powershell
BAM
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Tracking
Tracking
BRE
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CTP Limitations
 It’s a CTP…
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Expect improvements before release
 Passthru scenarios
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FTP endpoint assumes flat file
If you want to XML you need Passthru
Manual edit via REST
 Start and stop endpoints
 Hard to keep track of what bridges are deployed
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You don’t want to be burning bridges but…
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Can get in a state where you need to just delete them via REST API
Call to action
 BizTalk Azure is coming
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Key message is ONE BizTalk
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On prem, in cloud (PaaS and Iaas), hybrid
 BizTalk Azure is a new way to create integration solutions
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In the cloud, quick startup
New capabilities
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Portal
enhancements to batching, mapping + more
 Use what you know with BizTalk
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To leverage this new platform
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Schemas, maps, pipelines
 Find out more
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh689864.aspx
Contact Me
 [email protected]
 @JonFancey
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WARNING - Not all technical goodness
 http://www.jonfancey.com
 And of course, www.affinus.com

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