Fachstudie Softwaretechnik FACH-0146

Bachmann, Thomas; Bialy, Lukasz; Babu, Anand: Comparison of Composition Engines and Identification of Shortcomings with Respect to Cloud computing.
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Fachstudie Softwaretechnik Nr. 146 (2012).
133 Seiten, englisch.
CR-Klassif.C.2.4 (Distributed Systems)
D.2.11 (Software Engineering Software Architectures)
F.1.1 (Models of Computation)
H.3.5 (Online Information Services)
H.4.1 (Office Automation)


Most workflow engines are currently not Cloud-aware. This is due to multiple reasons like no support for transparent scalability, no multi-tenancy support, no ability to store process related data in a Cloud storage, or no support for quality of service enforcements. Recently Cloud based workflow services appeared in the workflow landscape and promise to run workflows in the Cloud. This student reports evaluates current state of the art BPEL and BPMN workflow engines and Cloud based workflow services according to their Cloud- awareness and general workflow functionalities. Identified shortcomings are described and prioritized.

As a result of this evaluation the workflow engine WSO2 Stratos is best suited for running workflows in the Cloud, but it lacks native clustering support and quality of service enforcement.

Keywords: workflow engine, survey, BPEL, BPMN, Cloud computing

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Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen
BetreuerAndrikopoulos, Vasilios; Strauch, Steve
Eingabedatum21. Juni 2012
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