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SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2013 and Microsoft Azure - Second Edition by Mahindra Morar, Colin Dijkgraaf, Johann Cooper, Mark Brimble, Richard Seroter

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BizTalk architecture

So how does BizTalk Server actually work? At its core, BizTalk Server is an event-processing engine based on a conventional publish-subscribe pattern. Wikipedia defines the publish-subscribe pattern as:

"An asynchronous messaging paradigm where senders (publishers) of messages are not programmed to send their messages to specific receivers (subscribers). Rather, published messages are characterized into classes, without knowledge of what (if any) subscribers there may be. Subscribers express interest in one or more classes, and only receive messages that are of interest, without knowledge of what (if any) publishers there are."

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This pattern enforces a natural loose coupling and provides more scalability than an engine that ...

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