What to consider about BizTalk Service Databases: Disaster Recovery, Troubleshooting, and Best Practices whitepaper.
Microsoft BizTalk Server databases and the health of the database is essential for a successful BizTalk Server messaging environment. BizTalk Servers are a highly database-intensive platform, persisting data to disk along with high frequency, and one of the main cause for that is because one of the primary design aims of BizTalk Server is to make sure that no message is lost. Therefore, database performances are paramount to the overall performance of any BizTalk Server solution.
There are several factors that you require to take into consideration towards troubleshooting, maintaining, monitoring or recovering from disasters. This content would give you some important aspects to consider when working with BizTalk Server databases and addressing the very common and vital aspects:
- Sizes of databases and tables: performance degrades on great size of BizTalk databases
- Significant consideration to avoid big BizTalk Databases
- Separation of data files and log files (SQL Server disk I/O contention)
- Important remember points for BizTalk SQL Settings
- Present tools for monitoring and troubleshooting
- Recovering from disasters situations (Clean up your BizTalk databases)
However, the contents are very valuable with regards to even protecting from a disaster or limit the probability of it. After reading this paper you would be prepared for any disaster but also to protect from happening because be able to hide is better than resolving.
To take a new to BizTalk Server 2016
BizTalk Server 2016 was released and one of the huge questions several existing BizTalk Server customers have is whether to upgrade/migrate to 2016 or keep in the present version. The answer to this question would depend on different factors, let’s try to understand the scenarios that may potentially require or force you to do the upgrade.
Let’s take a look at 2 essential pieces of information, the past of last few versions of BizTalk Server and what’s latest in BizTalk Server 2016. Because these two factors are more important before we make the decision of whether to upgrade to latest version.
BizTalk Server history
BizTalk EDI Server is one of the much-matured Enterprise Integration Product in the market along with over 16 years continuous development and innovation.
- BizTalk Server 2000
- BizTalk Server 2002
- BizTalk Server 2004
- BizTalk Server 2006
- BizTalk Server 2006 R2
- BizTalk Server 2009
- BizTalk Server 2010
- BizTalk Server 2013
- BizTalk Server 2013 R2
- BizTalk Server 2016
What’s latest in BizTalk Server 2016?
At a very high level, these are the main features that are extra on this release.
- Helpful for Windows Server 2016, SQL Server 2016, Visual Studio 2015
- Helpful for Host Integration Server 2016
- Helpful for SQL Server AlwaysOn
- Helpful for hosting production workloads in Azure IaaS VM’s
- SHA2 Native help
- Latest Adapters (Azure Logic Apps)
- Adapter enhancement (SAP Connector, File, FTP, SFTP, Ordered Delivery for Dynamic Send Port)
- Shared Access Signature help for WCF adapters
- Import/Exports – Parties, Tracking Settings
- Simultaneous Multiple artifacts configuration in BizTalk Admin Console
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