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IT Hosting with Kanban: A Case Study from an Insurance Company

by Ben Linders on  Nov 13, 2015

Odile Moreau presented a case study of a big insurance company who started their Agile journey with Kanban for IT Hosting teams at the Lean Kanban Benelux 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed her about the situation at the insurance company, what made them decide to choose Kanban, how teams use Kanban to manage flow and coordinate, and asked her to share learnings from this Kanban journey.

Introducing Reactive Streams

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 30, 2015

Modern software increasingly operates on data in near real-time. There is business value in sub-second responses to changing information and stream processing is one way to help turn data into knowledge as fast as possible, Kevin Webber explains in an introduction to Reactive Streams.

Effektif Open Sources BPM Software with an Emphasis on Developers

by Victor Grazi on  Mar 16, 2015 2

Business process management software provider Effektif today announced the open sourcing of their workflow engine. The new model allows developers to include Effektif workflows from within their applications via Java and REST APIs

Google Cloud SQL now Generally Available

by Chris Swan on  Feb 14, 2014

Google have announced general availability of their Cloud SQL service. At launch the service comes with automatic encryption of customer data, a 99.95% uptime SLA and support for databases up to 500GB in size.

Effektif, Tom Baeyens' Latest BPM Venture, Launches Cloud-Based Tool

by Charles Humble on  Jan 14, 2014

Effektif is launching version 1 of its cloud-based BPM product today. Effektif was started and is lead by Tom Baeyens, the original creator of JBoss' jBPM (acquired by Red Hat) and Activiti, owned by Alfresco. It was set up in partnership with Signavio who invested €1.2m to accelerate development, and who will also be selling the product using their existing channels.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Camunda Forks Alfresco Activiti

by Charles Humble on  Mar 21, 2013 1

Camunda, a Berlin-based software and consulting company specializing in BPM, has announced that they are forking Alfresco Activiti to launch a new product called camunda BPM. The new product replaces camunda fox, the firm's previous Activiti-based BPM offering.

Terracotta's BigMemory 4.0 and In-Genius Products Offer Real-time Insights From Big Data Sources

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 18, 2013 1

Terracotta’s BigMemory 4.0 and In-Genius products offer real-time analytics and insights from Big Data sources and integration with Hadoop. Terracotta recently announced the release of the new version of in-memory data platform BigMemory and In-Genius, an in-memory intelligence platform for Big Data.

Tom Baeyens, creator of jBPM and Alfresco Activiti, Starts New Venture to Bring BPM to the Cloud

by Charles Humble on  Mar 13, 2013

Tom Baeyens, the original creator of JBoss jBPM (acquired by Red Hat) and Activiti (acquired by Alfresco), has announced Effektif, a new cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM) tool for process automation. The new venture is being developed in partnership with Signavio. InfoQ spoke to Baeyens and co-CEO of Signavio Decker to find out more.

Amazon Provides Simple Workflow Service Recipes

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 16, 2012

A new Amazon whitepaper provides a set of commonly used programming patterns that can be used in application's decider logic to tell SWF how to coordinate the application's work.

Does BPM-in-the-Cloud Require RESTful Services? ZapThink Says Yes, but Doubts Exist.

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 15, 2012

Jason Bloomberg of ZapThink claimed that cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM) software will be disruptive to those traditional BPM engines that cannot easily move to a cloud delivery model. Instead of describing the value proposition of BPM-in-the-cloud, Bloomberg’s article focused primarily on his assertion that REST-based services are a necessity for any cloudy BPM engine to work.

Is Amazon Getting Ready for PaaS with Simple Workflow Service?

by Abel Avram on  Feb 23, 2012

Amazon has announced Simple Workflow Service (SWF), a service for orchestrating distributed and fault-tolerant tasks that are part of a workflow implementing a business process. Are the recently announced DynamoDB and SWF pieces of a bigger puzzle suggesting Amazon’s entering into PaaS cloud computing?

Microsoft Deprecates Legacy Workflow Foundation Libraries in New Beta Release

by Richard Seroter on  Feb 09, 2012

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced that the first generation objects of their WF technology are being deprecated in the upcoming .NET 4.5 release. WF, which is a workflow engine leveraged by .NET developers as well as a handful of Microsoft server products, has multiple new capabilities in .NET 4.5 while officially putting application that leverage the old .NET 3.0 objects on notice.

Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5 Adds Versioning, Designer Improvements

by Jenni Konrad on  Feb 02, 2012

Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5 is the first major update to the library since WF4 was released in early 2010. It includes C# expressions, versioning support, and improvements for better management of large workflows.

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