Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Portal
based on SharePoint and the ESB Toolkit version 2.1
The out-of-the-box portal provided as part of the ESB toolkit is a good introductory tool that offers some visibility and monitoring options to the end user. However, there are features that would make for a more complete portal application. For example:
- Resubmission at the point of failure (instead of the beginning of the itinerary)
- Real-Time visibility into the processes as they run through the ESB
- Log business data as the transaction flows through the ESB
- Process monitoring KPI’s
The goal of the SharePoint Management Portal is to provide the features mentioned above and give the end user the ultimate visibility into their ESB. Leveraging SharePoint also allows the portal to work with the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Fire Fox, and Chrome. This section describes, in further detail, the capabilities of the SharePoint Management Portal.
Comprehensive Environment View
One issue facing every organization’s ESB/BizTalk implementation is how to gain visibility over the numerous environments constructed to develop an ESB/BizTalk application. Environments can be as simple as a two server development to production scenario or as complex as a 20 machine development, quality assurance, staging, and production environment. How does one monitor all ESB activity for every environment in an enterprise’s landscape?
The SharePoint Management Portal solves this question. By configuring a webpart and associated SharePoint list, the user is able to add as many environments to monitor as they’d like.
BizTalk Excel Pipeline Component - Consume Excel 2003-2007 .xls files with one or many sheets effortlessly. Available for US$500.00 or EUR€ 350.00. You can read more about its functionality here
BizTalk to 2006 R2 map converter - Convert any existing BizTalk 2006 or 2004 HIPAA, Covast, or BaseEDI BizTalk Map to its BizTalk Server 2006 R2 equivilant. Available for US$75.00 or EUR€ 50.00 per map. You can read more about its functionality here
BizTalk Character or String Replacement Pipeline Component - Convert any string or character in a receive pipeline before dropping it off to the MessageBox. Available for US$50.00 or EUR€ 35.00. You can read more about its functionality here
BizTalk 2006 R2 EDI Reporting Pipeline Components - Add robust EDI reporting to your BizTalk 2006 R2 X12 EDI projects. Available for US$4,000.00 or EUR€ 2,800.00. You can read more about its functionality at the directory for all the reporting tool blog entries
Event Log Emailer - Monitor your server by configurable search criteria to know everything that’s happening on your server or comptuter. Available for US$30.00 or EUR€ 22.00. You can read more about its functionality here
EDI Warehouse- Store every element of every segment in any ANSI X12 transaction from BizTalk into SQL Server warehouse. You can read more about its functionality here
Timed File Copier- Copy all the files in a folder to a destination folder with a timer set between copies. Great for submitting a folder full of large EDI files. Available for US$7.00 or EUR€5.00. Read about its functionality here
BizTalk FTP/FTPS (FTP over SSL or FTP-SSL) Adapter- Send messages easily to and from FTP or FTPS sites. Don’t waste time figuring out which authentication type your FTP or FTPS site requires. The FTP/FTPS adapter tells you the best configureation with a single click. Available for US$300.00 or EUR€235.00. Read more about it’s functionality here
BizTalk HIPAA 4010A1 to 5010 Map Converter- Four seperate tools to take existing HIPAA 4010 maps (Biztalk 2004, BizTalk 2006, BizTalk 2006 R2, and BizTalk 2009 versions) and automatically convert them to 5010. With the right click of a mouse button, instantly create maps that will either consume or create the latest CMS mandated 5010 transaction HIPAA documents. Available for pre-order at a sale price of US$4000.00 per developer installation. Once Microsoft releases the 5010 schemas, the price will be US$5000.00 for each version. You can read about theHIPAA 4010 to 5010 map converter here
BizTalk HIPAA 4010 to 5010 Data and 5010 to 4010 Data Converter- A set of maps that converts the 4010 transactions to 5010 transactions and vise versa for the following transaction sets: 270, 271, 276, 277, 278, 820, 834, 835, 837D, 837I, and 837P. Available for pre-order at a sale price of US$4000.00. Once Microsoft releases the 5010 schemas, the price will be US$6000.00. You can read about the HIPAA 4010 to 5010 data converter here
BizTalk Bulk Load Adapter- A send adapter that uses SQL Bulk XML 4.0 to quickly load XML data into databases. You can read about the Bulk XML Adapter here