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.
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
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
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.