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Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform by Stephen W. Thomas, Rama Ramani, Richard Seroter, Mike Sexton, Ewan Fairweather

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Candidate architectures

A team of technologists have reviewed the use case and drafted three candidate solutions. Each candidate has its own strengths and weaknesses, but one of them will prove to be the best choice.

Candidate architecture #1 BizTalk Server

A BizTalk Server-based solution seems to be a good fit for this customer scenario. McKeever Technologies is primarily looking to automate existing processes and communicate with existing systems, which are both things that BizTalk does well.

Solution design aspects

We are dealing with a fairly low volume of data (1000 orders per day, and at most, 5000 queries of order status) and small individual message size. A particular order or status query should be no larger than 5KB in size, meaning that ...

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