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Azure Integration Services

Azure Integration Services (AIS) offers a unique cost-effective set of serverless cloud services that provide a secure, scalable and easy-to-manage solution for the integration of both cloud and on-premises applications. Ballard Chalmers, part of the Transparity Group, as an AIS practice, design, develop, deliver and support enterprise integration solutions and provide expertise on all aspects of Azure Integration Services development.

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Our Azure Integration Services developers can help you

We provide expert help to determine the best approach to design, develop and support your Enterprise Application Integration using the most suitable services in Azure Integration Services.

Azure Integration Services is not a new Azure service but instead is a collection of other Azure services. This makes a lot of sense as why try and produce a new service that contains functionality that already exists in other services? Instead, Microsoft just adds new functionality where needed and takes advantage of the whole of Azure for everything else.

The core components of Azure Integration Services are detailed in the Microsoft product list. Ballard Chalmers AIS developers are experts with these tools:

  • Logic Apps: Provides data connection and orchestration features
  • Service Bus: Secure message queuing service
  • API Management: Provides secure control and throttling features for APIs
  • Event Grid: Event routing system
  • Azure Functions: Platform to solve complex orchestration problems
  • Azure Data Factory: Fully managed, hybrid data integration service

Plus, you can use any other Azure service that you wish such as SQL Azure, Azure Tables, CosmosDB, Blob Storage and much more.

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In addition, because Azure Integration Services is built on Azure using Azure services, the system is:

  • Fully managed by Microsoft and so the level of system administrator support is minimal, with no need to patch or backup
  • New code releases can be automatedly deployed using the release pipeline features built into Azure DevOps
  • New deployments can be completely managed using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, which can automate the setup of all the Azure Services

In partnering with Ballard Chalmers, we were able deliver within project timescales what would traditionally have been on-premises Microsoft Biztalk applications as scalable Azure PaaS solutions.

Group Head of IT – EVO Group

Ballard Chalmers worked with RHS to design and deliver the RHS Integration platform that underpins our first application using Microsoft Azure. The Digital Membership App has been a great success for the RHS, eliminating paper forms and moving to a native digital solution.

Development Manager – Royal Horticultural Society

Azure Integration Services Case Studies

Evo Group

Evo Group used Ballard Chalmers AIS outsourcing for the build and migration of two core logistics on-premises legacy applications: The Transport Management System for despatches and the Product Information Management System. We created a solution using Azure Logic Apps.

Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society required a solution for integrating data across their multiple systems in order to achieve several high-value aspirations. The initial focus of our AIS developers was on the integration of the Digital Member Sign Up (DMSU) software; to create an API for the platform to use and seamlessly integrate into the current core systems.

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Royal Horticultural Society

Virgin Atlantic Airways

An MVP build was required to support the new loyalty program, Virgin Red. Ballard Chalmers AIS team was tasked with building a new API service layer that would support the UI requirements; creating and querying customer accounts, retrieving flight data, updating accounts and posting new transactions.

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Virgin Atlantic Airways

Reduce Integration Overhead with AIS Development

Azure Integration Services offers a greatly reduced administration overhead compared with BizTalk and other systems.

Azure Integration Services is a great step forward and a world-class cloud-based system for integrating systems in the cloud and on-premises.

When used in combination with the Ballard Chalmers Data Integration Hub Framework, even the most complex enterprise data integrations can be created easily and risk-free.

All using a tried and tested architecture and components based on Azure Integration Services backed up with fully automated deployments and monitoring.

If you have existing BizTalk Server systems that require support, modernisation, consultancy or development, our engineers are on hand to help you with them.

We have been BizTalk development experts for many years and though now most systems are being migrated to Azure Integration Services, our in-depth knowledge of BizTalk Server integration solutions for all ERP, CRM, EDI, Salesforce, databases and custom applications is available.

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Get a free quote from one our AIS development experts

Our Azure Integration Services developers are highly trained and certified through Microsoft in their respective areas. We are available for Azure Integration Services outsourcing, resourcing or support.

Here at Ballard Chalmers, we specialise in custom software development and integration. Specifically developing cost-effective complex integrations between cloud-native applications, legacy systems, custom applications, 3rd party solutions and off-the-shelf software.

As a Microsoft Partner with four solution area designations and multiple specialisations, our Azure Integration Services developers have proven their expertise through certification, client success and more. Our work is all about helping you reach your business goals.

More About Azure Integration Services

Azure Integration Services is a collection of Azure services. Here we take a look in more detail at the core components.

Azure Logic Apps

Logic Apps allows you to create workflows and coordinate business processes. It provides connections to hundreds of services both in the cloud and on-premises. Azure Logic Apps is built on a containerised runtime and can be deployed and run from anywhere.

Service Bus

Use Service Bus to connect both on-premises and cloud-based apps and services for messaging workflows. Service Bus can send messages to multiple back-end systems, talk to Java Message Service and scale out ordered messaging to multiple readers, among other features.

API Management

Use API Management for secure publishing of your APIs for internal and external developers when working with back-end systems hosted on-premise or in the cloud. API Management modernises and simplifies work across hybrid and multicloud environments by providing a single place to manage APIs.

Event Grid

Event Grid connects third-party and Azure services for a fully managed event-routing service. Event Grid uses a simple publish-to-subscribe model for your event-based apps and is developed for high availability, scalability and consistent performance.

Why Choose Ballard Chalmers as your Azure Integration Services Partner


We were established in 2005, though our heritage is much longer. We have decades of experience in successfully integrating software with BizTalk Server, migrating BizTalk to Azure Integration Services and custom new integrations on Azure Integration Services.


We are not just software developers; we are software engineers. As software engineers, we are technical problem solvers. This is what we do. As an Azure Integration Services agency, we integrate applications on a daily basis and we bring that experience to you.


Only the top Microsoft Partners have attained multiple solution partner designations and specialisations. Our Azure Integration Services developers have met extensive technology requirements and passed rigorous exams.

Project Management

Each of our clients has an assigned Project Manager, providing a single point of contact throughout the Azure integration Services development. Where necessary, we also enable direct communication with the Azure Integration Services development team.

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