BizTalk Server 2006 Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
BizTalk Server 2006 Prerequisites <ul><li>IIS 6.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTTP/HTTPS/SOAP Adapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
BizTalk Server 2006 Prerequisites (continued) <ul><li>SQL Server 2005 / 2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main data repository – ...
BizTalk and BAM <ul><li>BAM Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New for 2006 – out-of-the-box information portal </li></ul></ul><...
BizTalk BAM Workflow <ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specifies what data to collect for all business users ...
BizTalk BAM Workflow <ul><li>System Administrator/Developer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses BAM management utility to deploy BA...
BizTalk BAM Workflow <ul><li>Business Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can view the data results in: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
BizTalk BAM Strengths <ul><li>Seamless integration into a Microsoft Windows Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity Managem...
BizTalk BAM Drawbacks <ul><li>Convoluted process, error prone </li></ul><ul><li>Requires different skill-sets for each ste...
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© XWebServices, Inc. BizTalk Server 2006

  1. 1. BizTalk Server 2006 Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  2. 2. BizTalk Server 2006 Prerequisites <ul><li>IIS 6.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTTP/HTTPS/SOAP Adapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows SharePoint Services Adapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Activity Services (BAS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Workflow Services (HWS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office Excel 2003 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) – BAM workbook used to define business processes to be monitored </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office InfoPath 2003 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BAS – used as BAS client </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visual Studio 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All BizTalk Development </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. BizTalk Server 2006 Prerequisites (continued) <ul><li>SQL Server 2005 / 2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main data repository – required piece of the overall architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BAM Requirements: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notification Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting Services (optional) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Visio 2003 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required by Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SharePoint Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft’s Portal solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built in support for accessing / publishing documents stored in SharePoint Document Libraries </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. BizTalk and BAM <ul><li>BAM Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New for 2006 – out-of-the-box information portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time insight into key performance indicators of the business process being monitored </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BAM Alerts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverages SQL Server Notification Services (SQL 2005 only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, SMS notifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables business users to make real-time decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BAM Web Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the query of aggregate and instance data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>creation of alerts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>retrieval of BAM configurations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. BizTalk BAM Workflow <ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specifies what data to collect for all business users using the BAM Activity Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defines the view for each category of business user using the BAM View Wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saved as Excel Workbook – BAM Definition Workbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exports the Workbook to XML (optional) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. BizTalk BAM Workflow <ul><li>System Administrator/Developer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses BAM management utility to deploy BAM infrastructure from the Workbook or XML exported by Business Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps XML exported to an orchestration using the Tracking Profile Editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploys the Profile to BizTalk Management Databases </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. BizTalk BAM Workflow <ul><li>Business Users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can view the data results in: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BAM Portal </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. BizTalk BAM Strengths <ul><li>Seamless integration into a Microsoft Windows Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity Management through Active Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display and access data in Microsoft SharePoint Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily configurable/maintainable N-Tier environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Toolset leverages Microsoft’s Office product suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarity with the products eliminates training costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No additional license requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BAM Web Service (API) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All data and features exposed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any client application can consume and integrate </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. BizTalk BAM Drawbacks <ul><li>Convoluted process, error prone </li></ul><ul><li>Requires different skill-sets for each step of the process </li></ul><ul><li>System administrator/developer must redeploy the Excel Workbook every time changes are made </li></ul><ul><li>Any changes to orchestration also result in redeployment </li></ul><ul><li>Data does not refresh automatically: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User must manually refresh Excel workbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User must manually refresh web page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BAS Website – must reside on same server as BizTalk </li></ul>

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