BizTalk Server: The Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Databases

Posted: August 23, 2010  |  Categories: BAM BizTalk

BAMAlertsApplication and BAMAlertsNSMain

Are used by SQL Notification Services to support BAM Alerts.

  • BAM Notification Services Application database (BAMAlertsApplication) Contains alert information for BAM notifications.
  • BAM Notification Services Instance database (BAMAlertsNSMain) Contains instance information specifying how the notification services connect to the system that BAM is monitoring.


The BAM Primary Import database (BAMPrimaryImport) table is primarily designed to store data for current and recently completed. You will see several tables inside:

  • the table bam_<activity>_Active and bam_<activity>_Completed contains the activities;
  • the other tables are used by relationships and continuations


The BAM Star Schema database (BAMStarSchema) Contains the staging table, and the measure and dimension tables.


BAM Analysis database (BAMAnalysis) contains BAM OLAP cubes for both online and offline analysis.


BAM Archive database (BAMArchive) archives old business activity data. You can create a BAM Archive database to minimize the accumulation of business activity data in the BAM Primary Import database.

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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