Developer Productivity Study: Comparing Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 to SAP XI for Integrating Heterogeneous Systems (Download)

Today’s business applications not only run on a number of different platforms, they are often implemented in a variety of programming languages, running on multiple operating systems. To meet these demands, enterprise developers are progressively merging systems and infrastructure into comprehensive integration suites by relying on service-oriented architectures (SOA) that make integration possible at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Microsoft engaged Crimson Consulting Company, a leading provider of consulting services to the high technology industry, to conduct a comparative study of developer productivity with integration servers Microsoft%u00ae BizTalk%u00ae Server 2006 and SAP XI 3.0, using mySAP%u2122 ERP in heterogeneous environments. The study was conducted in collaboration with Intelligroup, one of the leading SAP integrators.

This paper explains Crimson’s methodology and results of their study.

BizTalk Server 2006 Labs (Download)

These labs demonstrate Microsoft%u00ae BizTalk%u00ae Server 2006 capabilities by integrating various heterogeneous applications and systems in a business-to-business (B2B) environment.

The package contains the following documents with supporting code:

  • Lab Prerequisites.doc

  • Lab Scenario 1 – Send Messages from BTS 2006 to SAP System.doc

  • Lab Scenario 2 – Receive Messages from SAP System to BTS 2006.doc

  • Lab Scenario 3 – Send and Receive Messages from BTS 2006 to SAP System Synchronously.doc