Welcome to BPEL XML.org.

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the WS-BPEL OASIS Standard and related specifications. BPEL uses Web services standards to describe business process activities as Web services, defining how they can be composed to accomplish specific tasks. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

Informatica Signs OEM Agreement with Intalio

Intalio, Inc., the Open Source BPMS company, today announced an OEM agreement with Informatica Corporation, the independent provider of enterprise data integration and data quality software. Informatica will embed Intalio technology into its data integration platform. The partnership builds the framework for the next generation in Business Process Management, a move to a more complete set of functionality.

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BPMN to BPEL: going to battle with one hand tied?

William Vambenepe writes, "I have been looking at business process modeling and I am a bit puzzled about the connections between the different goals (strategy support, process documentation, automated execution….), audiences (LOB, business analysts, developers…) and tools (process editor, registry, simulation bench, IDE…). I see how it would be nice for all these to play well together. What I don’t quite see is exactly how the current tools achieve that.

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Islamic Banking Solution uses BPEL

Finacle from Infosys recently unveiled its standalone Islamic Banking Solution, which addresses the complexities of Shariah compliant banking in today's environment by offering banks greater flexibility and quicker innovation. Finacle Islamic Banking Solution is powered by the BPEL and BPML compliant workflow engine. This, coupled with high parameterization capabilities, results in greater process efficiency, better risk mitigation, significantly lowered TCO and supports rapid roll out of Shariah-compliant products.

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OSS to the rescue for BPEL/ESB

Several of my customers are small independent start-ups that are heavily involved with OSS. Just recently a Web Service integration highlighted the amount of Java code necessary to broker interactions with external partners. The decision was made to examine the OSS marketplace for an ESB and BPEL development tools. I will be examining the BPEL Project from Eclipse, Apache ODE and Apache ServiceMix. I was very suprised at the quality of Apache CXF and its inclusion in the ServiceMix container was one of the factors in proceeding with this evaluation.

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This online tutorial guide for anyone wanting to start building Service-Oriented Architecture applications using powerful, free tools explains in detail how to build and deploy them by creating Web Services with PHP, combining them into SOAs with WS-BPEL using free ActiveBPEL Designer, and deploying composite WS-BPEL-based orchestrations to the open-source ActiveBPEL engine. Unlike many books on SOA, it is not focused on architecture, but discusses practical aspects of SOA and WS-BPEL development with many examples, showing you how to apply architecture in practice.

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