WebSphere Business Process Management (WBPM) and WebSphere Process Integration (WPI) are two terms IBM uses for its new suite of SOA integration servers and development IDEs. These products are:
- WebSphere Process Server
- WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus
- WebSphere Integration Developer
- WebSphere Business Modeler
- WebSphere Business Monitor
For some of the main documentation, see the IBM WebSphere Business Process Management information center. I've talked about these products in WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WPS and WID Now Available, and New WebSphere Integration Products.
There are also some related products that aren't officially part of the WBPM suite. Rather, they're considered part of the WebSphere Business Integration suite. These products are:
- WebSphere Adapters -- These are a new set of adapters for WPS
- WebSphere Business Integration Adapters -- An older but still current set of adapters from WBI Server Foundation that also run in WPS
- WebSphere Partner Gateway -- A B2B gateway that can be used to connect other companies into WPS
For some of the main documentation on these products and others, see the IBM WebSphere Business Integration information center.
There's even a hardware component to all this, the DataPower integration appliance. DataPower is what's commonly called an application-oriented networking device, which I've talked about in IBM Acquires DataPower, AON Vendor and Application-Oriented Networking (AON): The Future of SOA?.