Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform


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  • Provides an architectural methodology for choosing Microsoft application platform technologies to meet the requirements of your solution
  • Examines new technologies such as Windows Server AppFabric, StreamInsight, and Windows Azure Platform and provides examples of how they can be used in real-world solutions
  • Considers solutions for messaging, workflow, data processing, and performance scenarios
  • Written by a distinguished team of specialists in the Microsoft space

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 544 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2010
ISBN : 184968054X
ISBN 13 : 9781849680547
Author(s) : Richard Seroter, Ewan Fairweather, Rama Ramani, Mike Sexton, Stephen W. Thomas
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Microsoft Other, Architecture & Analysis, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, Web Services


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Solution Decision Framework
Chapter 2: Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow 4.0 Primer
Chapter 3: Windows Server AppFabric Primer
Chapter 4: BizTalk Server Primer
Chapter 5: SQL Server and Data Integration Tools Primer
Chapter 6: Windows Azure Platform Primer
Chapter 7: Simple Workflow
Chapter 8: Content-based Routing
Chapter 9: Publish-Subscribe
Chapter 10: Repair/Resubmit with Human Workflow
Chapter 11: Remote Message Broadcasting
Chapter 12: Debatching Bulk Data
Chapter 13: Complex Event Processing
Chapter 14: Cross-Organizational Supply Chain
Chapter 15: Multiple Master Synchronization
Chapter 16: Rapid Flexible Scalability
Chapter 17: Low-Latency Request-Reply
Chapter 18: Handling Large Session and Reference Data
Chapter 19: Website Load Burst and Failover
Chapter 20: Wrap Up
Index
  • Chapter 1: Solution Decision Framework
    • The need for a decision framework
    • Sources of input to the framework
      • Functional requirements
      • Non-functional requirements
      • Derived requirements
      • Organization direction
    • Deciding upon your architecture strategy
    • Framework dimensions
      • Solution design aspects
      • Solution delivery aspects
      • Solution operation aspects
      • Organizational aspects
    • Applying the framework
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow 4.0 Primer
    • What does this technology do?
    • Highlights of the latest release
      • Windows Communication Foundation enhancements
      • Windows Workflow Foundation enhancements
      • Enhancements to both technologies
    • Typical use cases
      • Windows Communication Foundation use cases
      • Windows Workflow Foundation use cases
    • Example solution
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Windows Server AppFabric Primer
    • What does this technology do?
    • Windows Server AppFabric core components
      • Application-server hosting and monitoring
        • Control
        • Scripting
        • Hosting
        • Monitoring
        • Persistence
      • Distributed cache
        • Named cache
        • Region
        • Expiration
        • Eviction
        • Local cache
        • High availability
        • Cache notifications
    • Typical use cases
      • Windows Server AppFabric hosting and monitoring
      • Windows Server AppFabric cache
        • Typical scenarios
    • Example solution
      • AppFabric hosting and monitoring
      • AppFabric caching
        • Setup
        • Steps
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: BizTalk Server Primer
    • Heterogeneous systems
    • What does BizTalk Server do?
      • Can't we just use Web Services or WCF?
    • Typical BizTalk use cases
      • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
      • Business-to-Business (B2B)
      • Business Process Automation (BPA)
      • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
    • BizTalk architecture
      • BizTalk message flow
      • Key BizTalk server terminology
        • BizTalk group
        • Hosts
        • Host instance
        • BizTalk databases
        • Enterprise Single Sign-On
        • Adapters
        • Message
        • Pipeline
        • Maps
        • Orchestration
    • Highlights of the BizTalk 2010 release
    • Example solution
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: SQL Server and Data Integration Tools Primer
    • What does this technology do?
      • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
      • SQL Server Service Broker (SSSB)
      • The Microsoft Sync Framework
      • Master Data Services
    • A very basic and completely insufficient introduction to data integration with SQL Server
      • SSIS
      • SSSB
      • Sync Framework
      • SQL Server 2008 enhancements
      • SSIS enhancements
      • SSSB enhancements
      • Sync Framework enhancements
    • Typical use cases
    • Example solution
      • Writing an RSS feed to SQL Server
      • Distribution via Sync Framework
      • SQL Server Service Broker
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Windows Azure Platform Primer
    • What does this technology do?
      • Windows Azure
        • Usage
        • Architecture
        • Fabric controller
        • Compute
        • Storage
        • Provisioning model
        • Diagnostics and monitoring
        • How do I get started?
      • SQL Azure
        • Usage
        • Architecture
        • Provisioning model
        • Data access and usage patterns
        • SQL Azure–what is supported and what is not
        • How do I get started?
      • Windows Azure Platform AppFabric
        • Usage
        • Architecture
        • Provisioning model
      • Project "Dallas"
    • Example solution
      • Scenario
      • Setup
      • Steps
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Simple Workflow
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
      • Factors affecting implementation details
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–BizTalk Server
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–Windows Server AppFabric
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Setup
      • Building the service aggregator workflow service
      • Testing the service aggregator workflow service
      • Consuming the service aggregator workflow service with ASP.NET
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Content-based Routing
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–BizTalk Server
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–SQL Server 2008 R2
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #3–WCF and Windows Server AppFabric
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Setup
      • Building the workflow
      • Adding a router service
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Publish-Subscribe
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–Azure Platform AppFabric Service Bus
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–BizTalk Server
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #3–SQL Service Broker
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Setup
      • Building the canonical solution artifacts
      • Building the FDA subscriber solution artifacts
      • Configuring the data publisher and FDA subscriber
      • Building the website database subscriber solution artifacts
      • Configuring the website database subscriber
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Repair/Resubmit with Human Workflow
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–BizTalk Server
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–Windows Server AppFabric
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Setup
      • Building the core workflow
      • Testing the workflow without SharePoint
      • Building the SharePoint site and SharePoint workflow
        • Creating the SharePoint site and customer list
        • Create the SharePoint workflow
      • Testing the solution using SharePoint
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Remote Message Broadcasting
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–.NET-based polling
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–BizTalk Server
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #3–Windows Azure Platform AppFabric
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Signing up for an Azure AppFabric account
      • Create the WCF services to listen on the Service Bus
    • Summary
  • Chapter 12: Debatching Bulk Data
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–SSIS
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–BizTalk Server
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Encryption
      • Target system
      • Debatching with SSIS and SQL Server
        • Debatching with SQL
        • Debatch with SSIS
    • Summary
  • Chapter 13: Complex Event Processing
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1StreamInsight
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–BizTalk Server
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Set up
      • Creating an adapter
    • Summary
  • Chapter 14: Cross-Organizational Supply Chain
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–BizTalk (with ESB Toolkit)
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–Windows Server AppFabric
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Setup
      • Deploying and using a monolithic solution
        • PO status codes
        • Item inventory check status codes
        • Current behaviors of the system
      • Utilizing the ESB Toolkit
        • Using existing transformations within an ESB Itinerary
        • Using the itinerary service broker pattern to implement messaging-based routing with ESB
    • Summary
  • Chapter 15: Multiple Master Synchronization
    • Use Case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architecture
      • Solution design aspects
        • SSIS
        • Master Data Services
        • Search Server Express
      • Solution operations aspects
      • Organizational aspects
      • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Fetching relational data
      • Master Data Services
      • Unstructured data
      • Search
    • Summary
  • Chapter 16: Rapid Flexible Scalability
    • Use case
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–Windows Azure / SQL Azure
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–Hyper-V
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Integrating SSIS with SQL Azure
    • Summary
  • Chapter 17: Low-Latency Request-Reply
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architectures
      • Candidate architecture #1–BizTalk Server
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #2–Windows Server AppFabric
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
      • Candidate architecture #3–Windows Azure platform
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operation aspects
        • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Architecture selection
      • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Setup
      • Building the vendor-specific and aggregate workflows
      • Testing the solution
    • Summary
  • Chapter 18: Handling Large Session and Reference Data
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Candidate architecture
      • Candidate architecture #1–Windows Server AppFabric Cache
        • Solution design aspects
        • Solution delivery aspects
        • Solution operations aspects
        • Organizational aspects
    • Architecture selection
    • Building the solution
      • Setup
      • Integrating with Windows Server AppFabric cache
    • Summary
  • Chapter 19: Website Load Burst and Failover
    • Use case
      • Key requirements
      • Additional facts
    • Pattern description
    • Chosen architecture
      • Solution design aspects
      • Solution delivery aspects
      • Solution operation aspects
      • Organizational aspects
        • Solution evaluation
    • Building the solution
      • Setup
      • Adding the WCF portion to Cloud Service
      • Adding the ASP.NET portion to Cloud Service
      • Testing and deploying the Windows Azure Cloud Service
    • Summary

Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is a solutions architect for an industry-leading biotechnology company, a Microsoft MVP for BizTalk Server, and a Microsoft Connected Systems Advisor. He has spent the majority of his career consulting with customers as they planned and implemented their enterprise software solutions. Richard worked first for two global IT consulting firms, which gave him exposure to a diverse range of industries, technologies, and business challenges. Richard then joined Microsoft as a SOA/BPM technology specialist where his sole objective was to educate and collaborate with customers as they considered, designed, and architected BizTalk solutions. One of those customers liked him enough to bring him onboard full time as an architect after they committed to using BizTalk Server as their enterprise service bus. Once the BizTalk environment was successfully established, Richard transitioned into a solutions architect role where he now helps identify enterprise best practices and applies good architectural principles to a wide set of IT initiatives.

Richard maintains a semi-popular blog of his exploits, pitfalls, and musings with BizTalk Server and enterprise architecture at http://seroter.wordpress.com.

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Ewan Fairweather

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Rama Ramani

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Mike Sexton

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Stephen W. Thomas

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What you will learn from this book

  • How to organize your evaluation of candidate solutions to a given business problem
  • Review the new features in WCF and Workflow that are available in .NET 4.0
  • Explore the hosting of WCF and Workflow solutions in Windows Server AppFabric and dive deeper into the best usage scenarios for these frameworks
  • Look at the core components and compelling aspects of BizTalk Server 2010
  • See where to use the data movement, master data management and data governance of SQL Server Integration Services, Microsoft Sync Framework, and SQL Server Service Broker
  • How to determine when to use BizTalk Server versus Windows Workflow for workflow applications and BizTalk Server versus SQL Server when sharing data
  • Walk through developing your first Windows Azure Platform AppFabric, and SQL Azure applications and get an overview of each of the components of the Windows Azure Platform
  • Construct high volume event processing solutions using the new StreamInsight engine included with SQL Server 2008
  • Discover the value of distributed cache and how to build solutions using the new Caching Framework built into Windows Server AppFabric

 

In Detail

Every day, architects and developers are asked to solve specific business problems in the most efficient way possible using a broad range of technologies. Packed with real-world examples of how to use the latest Microsoft technologies, this book tackles over a dozen specific use case patterns and provides an applied implementation with supporting code downloads for every chapter.

In this book, we guide you through thirteen architectural patterns and provide detailed code samples for the following technologies: Windows Server AppFabric, Windows Azure Platform AppFabric, SQL Server (including Integration Services, Service Broker, and StreamInsight), BizTalk Server, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). This book brings together – and simplifies – the information and methodology you need to make the right architectural decisions and use a broad range of the Microsoft platform to meet your requirements. Throughout the book, we will follow a consistent architectural decision framework which considers key business, organizational, and technology factors.

The book is broken up into four sections. First, we define the techniques and methodologies used to make architectural decisions throughout the book. In Part I, we provide a set of primers designed to get you up to speed with each of the technologies demonstrated in the book. Part II looks at messaging patterns and includes use cases which highlight content-based routing, workflow, publish/subscribe, and distributed messaging. Part III digs into data processing patterns and looks at bulk data processing, complex events, multi-master synchronization, and more. Finally, Part IV covers performance-related patterns including low latency, failover to the cloud, and reference data caching.

Expert assessment and implementation guidance across 13 Enterprise scenarios

Approach

The book consists of a set of business scenarios and corresponding solution critiques. Each ”use case” chapter is made up of a problem description, assessment of implementation options, and the selection of the ideal solution candidate. We then construct the solution using the chosen Microsoft technology.

Who this book is for

This book is for architects, developers, and managers who need to improve their knowledge of the Microsoft application platform. This book will appeal to anyone who wants to get up to speed on selecting the most appropriate platform for a particular problem. Consultants and executive leadership will also find significant value in this book. A good understanding of the general Windows platform and development technologies would be helpful.

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