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February 2017

Serverless vs Codeless in the Microsoft Integration Platform

By |2017-02-13T21:44:16+00:00February 13th, 2017|API, API App, Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Logic App, Service Bus, Uncategorized|

While chatting to Jeff Holland on integration Monday this evening I mentioned some thinking I had been doing around how to articulate the various products within the Microsoft Integration Platform in terms of their codeless vs Serverless nature. Below is a rough diagram with me brain dumping a rough idea where each product would be in terms of these two axis. (Note: This is just my rough approximation of where things could be positioned) If you look at the definition of Serverless then there are some obvious things like functions which are very Serverless, but the characteristics of what makes [...]

October 2015

Microsoft Technology for each Integration Capability

By |2015-10-12T23:00:47+00:00October 12th, 2015|API, API App, Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Logic App, Service Bus, Uncategorized|

Ive been thinking a little about some of the different technologies in the Microsoft stack and how they overlay on the different capabilities I need within the integration architectures I have been involved with over the years. Below I have tried to list as many of the different integration capabilities that come to mind as possible and the technologies that can help you implement those capabilities both on premise, or in the cloud as Iaas or as PaaS/SaaS.     Integration Capability On Premise Cloud/Hybrid IaaS Cloud/Hybird PaaS/SaaS Partner/Other   File Transfer Technologies File Transfer IIS - FTP IIS on [...]

May 2015

Integration Session from BizTalk Summit

By |2015-05-13T19:55:29+00:00May 13th, 2015|API, API App, Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Logic App, Service Bus|

The video from the session I did with Oliver Davy at the London BizTalk Summit is now available online.  In this video we talked about why integration is important to the university of northumbria and how we saw the evolution of their integration platform. Finally we showed a demo from a reference architecture which used Minecraft to model and act out some business processes which flexed the integration platform which was implemented with Azure and BizTalk. See it here

April 2015

BizTalk Server vs Azure App Service – Positioning for different customer scenarios

By |2015-04-30T00:46:35+00:00April 30th, 2015|API App, Azure, Azure App Service, BizTalk, Logic App|

For the last few weeks ive listened in on discussions around how people perceive BizTalk Server and Azure App Service when used for integration. There are some really great comments and opinions out there but also a bunch of questions and concerns in the community with people not really understanding how the two technologies will align. I thought id share some of my thoughts on this to prompt a discussion. Ok, so there isnt a black and white answer on this and there needs to be a long and short term view. Rather than doing a feature comparison which Im [...]

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