PRN: BizTalk360 New Version (4.0) Released

BizTalk360 New Version (4.0) Released [13-June-2012] LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovai Limited today released BizTalk360 version 4.0, the latest version of the world's most advanced BizTalk Server support/monitoring tool.

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BizTalk360 New Version (4.0) Released


LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Kovai Limited today released BizTalk360 version 4.0, the latest version of the world's most advanced BizTalk Server support/monitoring tool. Kovai Limited continues its agile iterative development/release methodologies based on customer feedback.

Version 4.0 of BizTalk360 brings some most requested capabilities that will help BizTalk Server operators/administrators to better monitor and administer BizTalk environments efficiently.

"The number of capabilities BizTalk360 offers outweighs the ones currently offered through SCOM management packs for BizTalk or alternative products and solutions in market today. I think many are impressed in the evolution of BizTalk360 from its inception more than a year ago until its current version 4.0." - Says Steef-Jan. Wiggers, a BizTalk Server MVP.

Custom SQL query - BizTalk administrators typically maintain a list of custom SQL queries to support their day to day operations. Examples of such query will include

  • Checking the spool size of the message box database,
  • Checking the last 10 large messages in tracking database
  • Checking the status of orchestrations, receive locations etc. with conditions.

Typically they maintain these queries in a SQL text file and need to use external tools like SQL management studio to open and execute them. Both inefficient and less secure. BizTalk360 helps to solve this problem by providing custom SQL query management and execution within the UI with security.

Schedules/Service Window support - For customers taking advantage of schedules and service windows in BizTalk server receive locations and send ports, BizTalk360 offers better tooling and user interface. BizTalk360 addresses two main challenges when working with service windows

  • It helps administrators to clearly visualise the receive locations and send ports, where the service window is enabled.
  • It also clearly visualises the active window state (with a warning triangle), giving clear guidance to the administrators about the current state, whether messages will be processed etc.

Extended Monitoring Modules - The main focus of version 4.0 release is to extend the monitoring capabilities keeping BizTalk server customers in mind. It addresses most of the challenges faced by BizTalk server customers in setting up an enterprise class monitoring solutions like SCOM/HP OpenView just for monitoring BizTalk environments. BizTalk360 comes with the following monitoring plugins, which will be sufficient for majority of the BizTalk server customers day to day monitoring requirements.

  • Receive Locations
  • Send Ports
  • Orchestrations
  • Service Instances (Suspended, Scheduled etc.)
  • NT Services
  • Event Logs
  • System Resources (CPU, Memory)
  • Disks
  • SQL Jobs
  • HTTP Endpoints (WCF, Web etc)
  • BizTalk Host Instances
  • Message Box Viewer (Critical/Non-Critical errors)

In the future versions, more such plugins (ex: IIS Application Pool monitoring, FTP location monitoring, SQL data/log files monitoring etc) will be added to the offering.

Saravana Kumar (founder, CTO) said, "Our objective is to help every single BizTalk Server customer in the world; we are super focused on delivering tailored solutions that will enhance the day to day operation/administration/monitoring of customers BizTalk environments. We wanted to reduce the number of tools the support people need to use to manage a BizTalk environment."

BizTalk360 version 4.0 can be downloaded here. Visit the product tour page for the complete list of capabilities offered by BizTalk360.

About Kovai Limited

Kovai Limited is a software development company based in London. Kovai Limited purely focus on delivering world class products that help Microsoft BizTalk server enterprise customers. BizTalk360 is widely used by some of top companies in the world that include Banks, Hospitals, Entertainment, Retail and many more.

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