BPM and microservices Definitions

  • A

    appliance computing

    Appliance computing is an Internet-based computing architecture where software applications reside on a Web server rather than on the end-user's workstation.

  • B

    bot (robot)

    A bot (short for "robot") is a program that operates as an agent for a user or another program or simulates a human activity.

  • BPEL (Business Process Execution Language)

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

  • business capability

    Business capabilities are one way of representing the highest conceptual-level view of an enterprise architecture.

  • business event management

    Business event management is the practice of incorporating business logic into labeling events, communicating events and handling events... (Continued)

  • business rules engine (BRE)

    A business rules engine (BRE) is a software component that allows non-programmers to add or change business logic in a business process management (BPM) system.

  • C

    CAP theorem (Brewer's theorem)

    The CAP theorem is the idea that a distributed computing system is not able to provide partition tolerance, consistency and availability at the same time.  

  • cloud service governance

    Cloud services governance is a general term for applying specific policies or principles to the use of cloud computing services. The goal of cloud services governance is to secure applications and data when they are located remotely.

  • colocation (colo)

    A colocation (colo) is a data center facility in which a business can rent space for servers and other computing hardware. Typically, a colo provides the building, cooling, power, bandwidth and physical security while the customer provides servers and storage.

  • complex event processing (CEP)

    Complex event processing (CEP) is the use of technology to predict high-level events likely to result from specific sets of low-level factors... (Continued)

  • E

    EAI (enterprise application integration)

    Enterprise application integration (EAI) is the task of uniting the databases and workflows associated with business applications to ensure that the business uses the information consistently and that changes to core business data made by one application are correctly reflected in others.

  • Eggdrop

    Eggdrop is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) program for Linux or UNIX users that sits in the background of an IRC?channel to manage and protect a chat.

  • EPIC (Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing)

    (EPIC also stand for Electronic Privacy Information Center.

  • event

    An event, in a computing context, is any identifiable occurrence that has significance for system hardware or software... (continued)

  • event handler

    An event handler is a callback routine that operates asynchronously and handles inputs received into a program... (Continued)

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