General perception about BizTalk is it is a complex technology and expensive too. But that is not the whole story, there are many advantages that BizTalk has and it offers a good ROI to Business.
Big enterprises are facing Common Business Problems like Connecting diverse systems created at different times, using different platform and technologies. How to make legacy systems talk to newer or other legacy systems as they communicate using different protocols? Achieving efficient EAI and B2B integrations among organizations.
BizTalk provides solutions to all these problems using diverse set of tools. BizTalk is the apt and very powerful tool to solve business integration problems, to connect diversified systems. Several inbuilt adapters (more details on adapters in coming posts) like for WCF, SQL, MSMQ,SMTP, File, SOAP, Azure, SAP, JD Edwards, ODBC, TIBCO, IBM, FTP, Oracle, SharePoint.
BizTalk provides Accelerators which are build in ready to use customized business solution for specific industries such as financial services, health care and supply-chain management.
BizTalk offers several capabilities out-of-box such as persistence, recovery, complex mappings, long-running transactions, monitoring and visibility of the process. This helps in faster development and keep the cost down. It allows developers to focus on implementation of only business flow and its integration and taking load of all other technical constraint on its own.