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Is it me or does there seem to be a lot of BizTalk Monitoring products appearing recently.

In addition to the normal MOM/SCOM, HP Openview and other enterprise monitoring platforms there seem to be a few new(ish) ones around such as:

- Minotaur = http://www.ragingbulltech.com/

- Frends Hellium = http://helium.frends.com/helium/home/

- BizMon = http://bizmontool.com/

Just Whats peoples view on why these other products seem to have found a gap

Obviously if they are successful in selling their product then there is a weakness in the BizTalk offering around monitoring.  Maybe the cost of SCOM or HP OVO is too high and these are much cheaper alternatives.  Although I would have thought most larger companies would already have a monitoring and operations asset.

Maybe the BizTalk addin for SCOM and Openview, etc just isnt good enough or is too difficult to use?

Maybe these products aimed more at the BizTalk Operator rather than the BizTalk administrator.

Update 21/04/2012

I'm updating this post after nearly 2 years. BizTalk360 is the new product which tries to fill in the gap around day to day operations of BizTalk server.  BizTalk environment health monitoring is one such key activity that's normally overlooked. I recently did a successful evaluation of BizTalk360 for one of my client and recommended it, since it solved some of the key problems the client is facing such as environment health, governance, health notifications etc. It’s targeted as a complete package: operations, administration and monitoring for BizTalk server.v

 

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Posted on Saturday, December 5, 2009 5:39 PM BizTalk | Back to top


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