BPEL - Yenra

Open source runtime environment for Business Process Execution Language management process flow design


Active Endpoints today announced public beta availability of ActiveWebflow, a comprehensive suite of process management products based on the BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) specification. ActiveWebflow Professional, which is immediately available to Beta testers, consists of two primary components:

Leveraging the growing acceptance of Web services as the leading enterprise integration architecture, ActiveWebflow users have an open, standards-based solution for automating process flows across systems and enterprises. ActiveWebflow Professional allows users to rapidly compose new services-oriented processes, generate standard BPEL process definitions, and then execute those processes using the ActiveBPEL engine or any BPEL 1.1 compliant engine. Active Endpoints will update ActiveWebflow Professional to support the changes currently under review within the OASIS WSBPEL Technical Committee, the organization that is stewarding BPEL from a vendor specification to a broadly supported industry standard. Active Endpoints is an active member of the OASIS WSBPEL Technical Committee.

"Services-oriented architectures are inherently more process centric than their predecessor information models," said Daryl Plummer, group vice president and chief fellow at Gartner, Inc. "As IT organizations progress toward full SOA deployments, Gartner believes that BPEL will be important to organizations requiring process centricity in SOA applications."

ActiveWebflow is the first in a series of BPEL related products that Active Endpoints plans to release during 2004. The ActiveWebflow products will collectively deliver enterprise-class process management capabilities as part of the ActiveIntegration suite, a comprehensive family of services oriented integration solutions.

ActiveWebflow Designer is an Eclipse based environment that includes the following key features:

The ActiveBPEL engine is a comprehensive technology for executing BPEL processes. Key features of the ActiveBPEL engine include:

"ActiveWebflow's product components have undergone extensive development and internal testing," said Fred Holahan, Active Endpoints' President. "We are pleased to have reached the point where we can offer these best-of-breed BPEL products to a broad market audience."

ActiveVOS is the Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) enterprises around the globe are deploying to develop a new generation of process applications.