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Will Azure Logic Apps replace BizTalk on the cloud?

Microsoft released the preview of Azure Logic Apps in March 2015. Comparing to Biztalk, Azure Logic Apps is a paradigm shift. GA (general availability) is expected in January next year. It can be used in many ways such as:

  • Enterprise grade integration of high-volume, mission-critical business applications
  • Integration of on-premise and cloud systems
  • Integrating cloud apps and SaaS

Logic Apps has a few limitations as compared to BizTalk.

For instance, Logic Apps has an EDI accelerator but does not contain an HL7 accelerator. However, there are plenty of connectors already available; a list of core and enterprise integration connectors can be accessed here. Azure Web API Apps can be used for custom development when a connector is not available in the Azure marketplace.

Comparing to Biztalk, it is a paradigm shift. e.g. we can have queues/pub-sub per message type. BAM (Business activity monitoring) has been replaced with Application Insight. No HA setup required as its geo-redundant OOTB.

It also looks exciting especially when you get bored looking at the same old orchestrations and maps in Biztalk. Plus, the learning curve (some call it a learning wall and not a curve 🙂 for BizTalk Server is very high.

Here are the two videos to get an overview of Azure Logic Apps.


Muhammad Omer

Muhammad Omer is the founding partner at Allied Consultants. Areas of interest for him are entreprenuership in organizations, IT Management, Integration and Business Intelligence.

Comment (1)

  1. Cedric McGee
    April 20, 2016

    I think once you get the concept of messaging . The learning curve for BizTalk isn’t that high . It’s a tool in a sea of integration tools . The learning curve is based on the individual and their ability to grasp new concepts .

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