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Flow Management in SOA (and BPM): One Size Doesn't Fit All

Published: 24 March 2010

ID: G00175096

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini


Flow management technology has been around for years in many forms, but SOA, BPM and cloud have put it back in the limelight. Users will have to select multiple flow-management-enabling products, as different styles of flow management have radically different technical requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Recommendations
  • What Is Flow Management?
  • How Flow Management Works
  • The Four Styles of Flow Management in SOA
    • Microflow
    • Service Composition
    • Straight-Through Process
    • Workflow
  • Beware, One Tool May Not Be Enough

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