Just before Christmas it was annouced that both ILog
and SOA Software had joined the Microsoft BPM Alliance.
SOA software will provide SOA and BPM governance software and ILog adds Business rules management.
Excerpt from SOA Software's press release:
"SOA Software works with Microsoft products including BizTalk Server 2006 R2, .NET 3.0, Windows Workflow Foundation, SQL Server 2005, 2007 Office System, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, IIS, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Active Directory and Certificate Server. The company worked closely with Microsoft throughout the inception and development of Microsoft's ESB Guidance Toolkit for BizTalk Server. The combination of BizTalk Server with SOA Software's Integrated SOA Governance automation products provides a cost effective, comprehensive ESB solution for commoditized business integration.
"We are working with SOA Software on a wide range of SOA initiatives to ensure that our business process management solutions meet the needs of enterprise customers," said Burley Kawasaki, director of product management in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft. "SOA Software's standards-based integrated SOA Governance automation solutions help customers use our products to quickly implement security-enhanced, reliable business processes."
Excerpt from iLog's press release:
"With ILOG Rules for .NET, customers can author and manage the business rules that define business decisions, and can integrate the resulting decision services into their business applications using products familiar to end users such as the Microsoft Office system, integrating with developer technologies such as Visual Studio, .NET 3.0, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows Communication Foundation, and deployment on server products such as BizTalk Server 2006 R2. This synergy between ILOG's BRMS and Microsoft desktop and enterprise technologies, significantly increases ease-of-use and improves time-to-market for enterprises worldwide that are facing faster business cycles and aging software architectures that can't accommodate change quickly enough.
"Through the Business Process Alliance, customers benefit from a powerful set of end-to-end tools for automating and optimizing their business processes, without custom integration," said Burley Kawasaki, director of product management in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft. "ILOG is a significant asset to the Microsoft Business Process Alliance by providing enhanced business rules management, which delivers on our customers' needs."