Microsoft BizTalk for Enterprise business
August 20, 2019

Microsoft BizTalk for Enterprise business

Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft BizTalk Server

Microsoft BizTalk is being used in a number of places as an integration hub. Years ago it was chosen as the integration hub for the organization. As of late we have started moving some things off of this hub as it no longer meets our needs for an agile development platform.
  • Microsoft BizTalk is extremely powerful
  • Microsoft BizTalk can connect to a number of different enterprise applications
  • Microsoft BizTalk utilities a GUI environment for development
  • 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
  • Microsoft BizTalk is more of a neutral ground as its [pricey] but it does do what it says
  • Microsoft BizTalk requires a much larger team of developers and server ops to run
  • Microsoft BizTalk can be pricey depending on your agreement
Microsoft BizTalk is not an intuitive product. It requires many hours of looking through the settings to achieve what you need. Using 3rd party DLLs is a nightmare as you are forced to register them in the GAC of the server and this process is quite cumbersome just to use a DLL.
Microsoft BizTalk support is very good as it is a Microsoft product. There are many resources available to find online and 3rd party website that can assist you. In addition to these you can always purchase support from Microsoft either virtually or onsite. The Microsoft support is great but is also very pricey.
Microsoft BizTalk was chosen as the integration hub many years ago. It is still in use in a number of places in the organization however we are no longer developing specifically for this product in mind. We now develop in a number of places and if Microsoft BizTalk is the right choice we go there.
Microsoft BizTalk does what it sets out to do and does it very well. However many times the solution is far more complex than it needs to be. This also creates a lot of overhead for development and testing. Deployment is very difficult and requires the server to be recycled thus making all the users not able to use it.