AWS Auto Scaling vs. Microsoft BizTalk Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Auto Scaling
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
AWS Auto Scaling monitors applications and automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady, predictable performance at the lowest possible cost. The vendor states that using AWS Auto Scaling, it’s easy to setup application scaling for multiple resources across multiple services in minutes.N/A
Microsoft BizTalk
Score 6.3 out of 10
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Pricing
AWS Auto ScalingMicrosoft BizTalk Server
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS Auto ScalingMicrosoft BizTalk
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AWS Auto ScalingMicrosoft BizTalk Server
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
AWS Auto ScalingMicrosoft BizTalk Server
Small Businesses
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Anypoint Platform
Anypoint Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution
TIBCO B2B Integration Solution
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS Auto ScalingMicrosoft BizTalk Server
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS Auto ScalingMicrosoft BizTalk Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
1. When down time needs to be eliminated. 2. Have templates that can be used for future application deployments. 3. Templates can serve as a documentation for keep track of server configuration. 4. Handling of high usage periods like reporting season.
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Microsoft
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
Amazon AWS
  • Better fault tolerance
  • Better availability[,] Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps ensure that your application always has the right amount of capacity to handle the current traffic demand
  • Better cost management
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Microsoft
  • It is very user friendly. Users can change rules during run time and change workflow.
  • Huge capacity for queueing messages. It supports all types of adapters like Oracle, Salesforce, SMTP, FTP, etc. Also users can built custom adaptors.
  • If users want to dynamically deploy their solution without any downtime, this is a perfect solution. BizTalk will be a good fit, especially for public-facing websites.
  • Well-proven in the market. I used it when developing a website for Virgin Trains, catering more than 800K user requests per day.
  • Helps in load balancing.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Provide more documentations.
  • Provide in-house training for better use of product.
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Microsoft
  • Microsoft BizTalk is over engineered for some situtations
  • Microsoft BizTalk can be frustrating to use as it forces you to use the GUI as opposed to code
  • Microsoft BizTalk is very resource intensive to create integrations
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
BizTalk will always be required at this hospital.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
I gave a 7 because this product BizTalk does need time and training to get familiar with the usability and features, it is not that easy to use.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
BizTalk Server has been supported for more than 15 years. It is well proven in the market. Microsoft has provided excellent support with technical issues.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
Make sure you have everybody and all depts. On board during testing on test server.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
1. AWS Auto Scaling has better UI level configuration. 2. Akamai is cheaper.
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Microsoft
BizTalk was selected here mainly because it is easy to integrate to a .NET application (most of them are Web Service, WCF SOAP, WCF REST and Web API) and many backend databases are Microsoft SQL Server. Another benefit is that the monitoring job is easy to set up and centralize with other .NET application monitoring jobs.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • optimized the cost effectiveness
  • save lot of money which help the organization to use it in effective areas
  • Not applicable for all use cases.It is specific use cases and business problems
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Microsoft
  • A positive impact has been the quicker turnaround time of a part request and that part showing up in SAP using Biztalk as middleware.
  • A somewhat negative impact has been the somewhat insufficient error logging/message capture settings that Biztalk provide. This has caused occasional delays when attempted to create parts for the business.
  • A somewhat negative impact has been the need to have a specialized developer who understands Biztalk to troubleshoot issues with the Biztalk and SAP interaction when creating parts, and when adding new fields to the parts.
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