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Microsoft BizTalk

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Anypoint Platform

If you'll be working with 3 or more integration services you might need to use Mule.
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Microsoft BizTalk

BizTalk is well suited as middleware. Where you wish to translate an input file into an output file and send it to some endpoint. In our case, we used it to convert and send files to SAP. In many ways, it very flexible, and you can do almost anything you want with it. In many ways, it's a better solution than your SAP XI or PI as middleware, since it's much less expensive, and allows you do interface with non-SAP systems.
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Pros

  • If you are working with 3 or more services to integrate with a different data source, you'll be able to see the benefits of using Mule.
  • In terms of usability, you can develop an API even not fluent in any programming languages.
  • Mule also provides a lightweight Java-based enterprise service bus.
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  • BizTalk is great at mapping input files to output file (or input schemas to output schemas). It uses a pretty well designed mapping screen, and you drag arrows from one input field to the output field. You can also put all sorts of conditionals on the input to output fields mappings. That lets you change the output value based on more one input value, or if the input value has a certain value, or the absence of a value, you can set the output value to something else.
  • BizTalk is good at connecting to SAP, and allows you to download SAP Idoc schemas to use in Orchestrations which allow you to send and receive SAP Idocs.
  • BizTalk is pretty good at notifying you with email. In particular, you can have your Orchestrations send email based on a status. You can send email at the beginning, middle and end if you so desire. That is particularly useful developing and debugging orchestrations.
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Cons

  • Responsive IDE. More likely they need to improve the IDE as it lags whenever you are working with 20-30 APIs in a package.
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  • I would like to see a better error messaging system.
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simple and easy graphics and containers helps developers to write complex flows
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Cordis is a Dutch product but it is too expensive.
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Return on Investment

  • Overall a good tool when comparing pricing and features provided together
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  • If the Microsoft SQL Server database is used as well as other Microsoft applications, then BizTalk will be a good tool to add.
  • Many .NET developers are available in the market if there is a requirement to use it to develop a BizTalk Server rapidly.
  • If the organization is focused on open source tools or Java family, BizTalk may be not a good choice.
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Anypoint Platform

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Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
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Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Microsoft BizTalk

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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