Cape Clear Releases Beta Of New BPEL-Based BPM Product

By relying on industry standards, Cape Clear Orchestrator takes a different approach than most propriety BPM vendors, according to the company. The product is tightly integrated with Cape Clear's standards-based Web services data and application integration platform, and supports the BPEL 1.1 standard as well.

Among other features, Cape Clear Orchestrator provides an Eclipse-based tool that provides a graphical environment for designing business processes based on BPEL. Wizards step users through the creation of new processes and enable the rapid orchestration of existing Web services into the environment, according to the company. A native BPEL 1.1 engine delivers a deployment environment for BPEL-based business processes, and supports quality of service for long-running and asynchronous processes. A comprehensive management capability includes support for fault- and event-handling, and configurable business rules based on the content of message flow in the orchestration.

"After a number of false starts, such as XLANG, WSCI, and WSFL, the industry has finally converged on a sensible standard for orchestration, namely BPEL," said David Clarke, senior vice president of products at Cape Clear Software, in a statement. "Customers are demanding the combination of productive BPEL tools that are closely related to the underlying integration platform. That is Cape Clear Orchestrator's proposition—a powerful, intuitive orchestration platform married with the enterprise service bus."

The product is currently in beta release with a dozen enterprises worldwide. Cape Clear invites other enterprises to join the beta program by applying via email to [email protected].

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The Cape Clear Orchestrator will be included in the next release of Cape Clear's ESB, which will ship fourth quarter 2004.