BizTalk Services pricing

Effective immediately, BizTalk Services is no longer available to new customers and will be retired entirely on 31 May 2018. However, Azure Logic Apps meets and exceeds the capabilities found in BizTalk Services. For example, the key integration capabilities are already included in Azure Logic Apps, which also provides many additional customer benefits, including:

  • Serverless iPaaS enhances user experience and provides usage-based billing.
  • Access to over 100 connectors to cloud and premise-based apps.
  • Easily design and implement workflows using Logic Apps’ visual designer.
  • Seamlessly harness the power of Azure services such as Machine Learning and Cognitive Services.

Learn more about Logic Apps and read the Logic Apps Documentation.

Azure BizTalk Services is a simple, powerful and extensible cloud-based integration service that provides Business-to-Business (B2B) and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) capabilities for delivering cloud and hybrid integration solutions. As an “integration platform as a service”, BizTalk Services delivers robust, scalable integration capabilities, all managed by Microsoft, saving you the need to install, configure and maintain the infrastructure.

BizTalk Services is becoming BizTalk Integration in Azure App Service. Find App Service pricing here. Learn more about App Service here. Existing BizTalk Services customers will continue to be charged under BizTalk Services rates until they switch over to the new BizTalk Integration in Azure App Service.

BizTalk Services is offered in five tiers: Free (Preview), Developer, Basic, Standard and Premium. Learn more about each tier.

Free (Preview) Developer Basic Standard Premium
Price Free $- $- per unit $- per unit $- per unit
Scale Out Yes, in increments of 1 Basic unit Yes, in increments of 1 Standard unit Yes, in increments of 1 Premium unit
Scale Limit Up to 8 units Up to 8 units Up to 8 units
EAI Bridges per Unit 25 25 125 500
EDI Agreements per Unit 10 50 250 1,000
Hybrid connections1 per unit 5 5 10 50 100
Hybrid Connection Data Transfer (GB) per Unit 5 5 50 250 500
Number of connections using BizTalk Adapter Service2 per unit 1 2 5 25
Archiving
High availability 3
* Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
1 Each hybrid connection is a single endpoint.
2 Download BizTalk Adapter Service on the SDK Download page.
3 High Availability is a feature available by default in our Basic, Standard and Premium editions. It implies having multiple VMs within a single BizTalk Unit for resiliency against hardware failures.

Standard Data Transfers incurred are included in BizTalk Services prices and are not charged separately. However, hybrid connection data transfers are charged separately if you exceed the allowance. Overages are charged at the Pay-as-you-Go rate of $- per GB

Support and SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to General Availability, including BizTalk Services, through Azure Support, starting at $29.0/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • We guarantee that at least 99.9% of the time, customers will have connectivity between their BizTalk Service Environment in the Basic, Standard and Premium tiers and our Internet gateway. We do not offer an SLA for the BizTalk Services Free or Developer tier. Availability is calculated over a monthly billing cycle. To learn more about our SLA, please visit the SLA page.

FAQ

  • BizTalk Services provides a true Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) architecture for building integration solutions in the cloud. With the PaaS model, you can focus completely on the application logic and leave all the infrastructure management to Microsoft – there is no need to manage or patch virtual machines, we ensure availability and you control scale on demand by simply requesting more or less capacity through the Microsoft Azure classic portal. BizTalk Server on Azure Virtual Machines provides an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture, which allows you to create virtual machines and configure them exactly as you do in your on-premises environment, making it easier to run existing applications in the cloud with no code changes. With IaaS, you are still responsible for configuring the virtual machines and managing them (for example, installing software and OS patches) and for architecting the application for high availability. If you are looking at building new integration solutions that minimise your infrastructure management effort, use BizTalk Services. If you are looking to quickly migrate your existing BizTalk solutions or looking for an on-demand environment to develop and test BizTalk Server applications, use BizTalk Server on Azure Infrastructure Services.

  • For BizTalk Service Basic, Standard and Premium, we provide scale-out capabilities. One BizTalk Unit is the smallest deployment size, and you can scale out in terms of BizTalk Units. Each BizTalk Unit comes with a certain compute capacity. For BizTalk Service Basic, Standard and Premium, you can scale out up to 8 BizTalk Units.

  • For every hour of usage of a BizTalk Unit, we charge 1 BizTalk Unit hour. Your bill will reflect the total BizTalk Unit hours used. Based on the tier of the BizTalk Services that you use, one or more of the following meters will be shown on your bill:

    • Developer BizTalk Unit Hours
    • Basic BizTalk Unit Hours
    • Standard BizTalk Unit Hours
    • Premium BizTalk Unit Hours

    For example, if you use 2 units of BizTalk Services Premium and each unit is active for 24 hours, we will charge you for 48 Premium BizTalk Unit hours.

  • For the clock hour during which the scale changes happened, you will be charged based on the highest number of BizTalk Units used during that clock hour.

  • We start charging when your BizTalk service is created and the service is in Active state. Billing is stopped once the BizTalk service is deleted. Please note that you will be charged for the entire clock hour in which the service is created or deleted.

    For example, if a customer using BizTalk Services Premium created 1 unit at 1:15 p.m. UTC and deleted it at 4:30 p.m. UTC, the customer will be charged 4 Premium BizTalk Unit hours.

  • When you provision a BizTalk Service, you pay for the dedicated service, hosted and managed by Microsoft. The cost of the Access Control Namespace, Azure SQL Database and the Azure Storage account are not included in the cost of the BizTalk Service. As a result, you must pay for these additional requirements.

  • While you’ll need to bring your own storage, egress is included, which differs from many other services.

  • Yes, we provide this for BizTalk Services customers, and you can find the download here.

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