Major Features of BizTalk Server:

  • Adapters to simplify integration to line of business (LOB) applications
  • Accelerators offer support for enterprise standards like RosettaNet, HL7, HIPAA and SWIFT.
  • Business rules engine (BRE).
  • Business activity monitoring (BAM), which allows a dashboard, aggregated (PivotTable) view on how the Business Processes are doing and how messages are processed.
  • A unified administration console for deployment, monitoring and operations of solutions on BizTalk servers in environment.
  • Built-in electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality supporting X12 and EDIFACT, as of BizTalk 2006 R2.
  • Graphically mapping (with the assistance of functoids) between different schemas,
  • Pipelines to decrypt, verify, parse messages as they enter or exit the system via adapters.
  • Automation of business management processes via Orchestrations.
  • RFID support, as of BizTalk 2006 R2.

What is BizTalk Server?

Customers trust Microsoft BizTalk to integrate disparate applications and heterogeneous data to deliver solutions such as payment processing, supply chain management, business-to-business EDI, real-time decision making, and reporting.

BizTalk Adapter

BizTalk Server zeichnet sich v.a. durch das vollumfängliche Set an Adaptern zur nahtlosen Anbindung unterschiedlichster Systeme aus. Hier ein Auszug aus der Liste an Adaptern, die im Standard mit jeder Edition ausgeliefert werden:

Technische Adapter

  • File
  • FTP (FTPS)
  • HTTP(s)
  • MSMQ
  • POP3
  • SFTP
  • SMTP
  • SOAP
  • WCF
  • WCF-BasicHttpRelay (Service Bus Relay)
  • WCF-NetTcpRelay
  • WCF-WebHttp (REST)
  • MQSeries
  • Windows SharePoint Services
  • TCP-IP Socket

System-Adapter (LoB Line of Business Adapter)

  • mySAP Business Suite
  • WCF-SQL (SQL Server)
  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Siebel eBusiness Applications
  • PeopleSoft Enterprise
  • JD Edwards OneWorld XE
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • TIBCO Rendezvous
  • TIBCO Enterprise Message Service


  • HIPAA Accelerator for HL7
  • Accelerator for RosettaNet
  • Accelerator for SWIFT

Host Integration Server

  • Adapter for Host Applications
  • DB2
  • Informix DB
  • WebSphere MQ
  • Host Files

BizTalk Server is the value leader amongst the integration server.