Microsoft has released BizTalk Server 2020 with a bunch of exciting new features.
To know more about the stirring features, look at our series of blogs
In this blog article, I will be covering an exciting new feature on how to send the BizTalk tracking data to Azure Event Hub and Application Insight.
You have configured various tracking options for orchestrations, send ports, receive ports, and pipelines using the BizTalk Server Administration console.
As we know, if we enabled the tracking on the artifacts carefully, it gives us very helpful information to diagnose the issues without affecting performance. The same applies to enable analytics. It is very important that you plan as per your information needs but also for your performance needs.
Enable group-level analytics by selecting BizTalk group settings. Select “Enable group-level analytics” and choose the target where you wish to push the data, either Application Insights or Event Hub, as you can see below.
Azure Applications Insights is a very popular Application Performance Management service, especially for web developers. It helps the developers to find performance issues with their applications and diagnose them.
Once it’s done, you can view the data in the event log capture or you can configure the receive location with the Event Hub adapter and route it to the desired location. Since Event Hub capture is the easiest way to load/process streaming data into Azure, you can send/receive large volumes of messages between BizTalk Server and Azure Event Hubs using the Event Hub Adapter.
For instance, you can save and process all your tracking data in an Event Hub using the EventHub Adapter.
Azure has solid data visualization offerings such as Power BI and the OMS portal. You can publish tracking data to Power BI and start visualizing data https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/biztalk/core/configure-the-operational-data-feed-for-power-bi-with-biztalk-server.
BizTalk360 is now compatible with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2020. Why not give BizTalk360 a try! It takes about 10 minutes to install on your BizTalk environments and you can witness and check the security and productivity of your own BizTalk Environments.