The BizTalk agent has close to zero impact on any BizTalk environment, independent of size and transaction volume. The agent has been tested together with Microsoft in their test facilities with up to 500 messages per second without any visible impact from the agent.
For each agent release we have thorough testing and QA in different BizTalk setups and variable messaging volumes, measuring the impact introduced.
There are specifically two major concerns for most companies; CPU and memory impact. The AIMS agent has the following footprint / overhead on these parameters:
Memory: 30-120 MB footprint by agent
- CPU: 0.05% - 0.18% overhead introduced by agent
- Network: on average 1 KB/s