On February 9, enterprise service bus (ESB) and mashup provider WSO2 announced a Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)-compliant business process management (BPM) composition and orchestration tool. Actually--to be perfectly accurate--WSO2 would not write the above headline the way I did. What WSO2 announced was a new componentized SOA Framework it calls Carbon, and the BPEL tool is part of the set. WSO2 says it has included the WSO2 Business Process Server (BPS) 1.0 in its latest framework not only to deploy business processes but because it also serves as the business process management (BPM) and hosting environment for a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
So I have asked Paul Fremantle of WSO2 to discuss the BPM aspects of the February 9 announcement. Paul spearheads WSO2's overall product strategy. He led the development of the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, a key part of the WSO2 Framework. Paul was a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM for 9 years, where he created the Web Services Gateway, and led the team that developed and shipped it as part of the WebSphere Application Server.
Paul explains the overall Carbon technology, likely applications of Carbon in business process management, the open-source connection, and other aspects of the announcement in this 9-minute podcast.
-- Dennis Byron