BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) is an XML-based language that enables task-sharing in a distributed computing or grid computing environment. . See complete definition.


  • July 15, 2010 15 Jul'10

    BPEL, ready for people: Integrating Web services and human processes

    BPEL and BPMN have become closely integrated and are enabling the automation of business processes that involve not only Web services, but people processes as well.

  • April 15, 2009 15 Apr'09

    Co-evolution of BPMN and BPEL drives BPM in SOA settings

    The SOA industry often likes to pit standards against each other in 'standards wars.' The Business Process Modeling Notation and the Business Process Execution Language seem to be a case where co-evolution and collaboration seem to be the rule.

  • December 16, 2008 16 Dec'08

    UML modeler includes BPMN support

    UModel V2008 Release 2 added support for Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) to the UML support already featured in UModel. The tool can serve for re-engineering services.

  • December 02, 2008 02 Dec'08

    BPM Special Report: What you model is what you monitor

    Business analysts and other line-of-business role players may increasingly build the models for new-generation Business Process Management applications. In some instances, good BPM modeling results help make the business case for SOA. Still, some '...

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  • Where does BPEL fit in?

    Business Process Execution Language is part of a long history of defining g Web services-based business processes. Discover the features of BPEL and how it fits with related standards such as REST, WSDL, and BPMN. Continue Reading

  • Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide by Matt Wright

    Author Matt Wright gives a detailed walk-through on how to create a BPEL service in Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide. Read the free excerpt here. Continue Reading

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    SOA promises to transform business, turning IT from a cost center into a profit center. Yet with that comes a lot of work in driving the principles of SOA into every corner of your architecture. Continue Reading

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