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BEA Powers BPEL in Integration Software

BEA Systems took steps to improve its WebLogic integration software, adding support for a major business process execution language (BPEL) standard.

WebLogic Integration 8.5 supports BPEL4WS 1.1, the latest major BPEL standard, by allowing customers to develop business processes and export them as BPEL processes. Moreover, BPEL processes developed in other tools can be imported into Integration 8.5.

BPEL is a language written in XML that corporations will use to share data in a distributed environment regardless of the underlying technology. Documents written with the BPEL standard in mind keep track of all the business processes that are connected to a transaction and ensures that the processes are executed in the correct order.

Integration 8.5 also boasts better performance improvements and new dynamic processes driven from a shared meta-data cache. BEA has also added bi-directional connectivity for relational database systems, HTTP, IBM's WebSphereMQ message broker and Tibco Rendezvous.

The software also has new enterprise console compatibility with HP's OpenView management software and BMC's Business Services Management portfolio.

Integration 8.5 is further bolstered by BEA's existing partnership with ProActivity, which makes a software product called Process Analysis designed to enable analysts to model business processes and export them to WebLogic Integration.

BEA, IBM, Microsoft and other software providers are racing to make software platforms that allow users to more easily share files, documents and other crucial data forms.

BEA in particular has been on an upgrade march this summer, bringing its AquaLogic distributed computing plan for non-Java platforms to the fore, as well as releasing WebLogic 9.0, code-named Diablo.