Monitoring business processes with queries

Catriel Beeri, Anat Eyal, Tova Milo, Alon Pilberg

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Abstract

Many enterprises nowadays use business processes, based on the BPEL standard, to achieve their goals. These are complex, often distributed, processes. Monitoring the execution of such processes for interesting patterns is critical for enforcing business policies and meeting efficiency and reliability goals. BP-Mon (Business Processes Monitoring) is a novel query language for monitoring business processes, that allows users to visually define monitoring tasks and associated reports, using a simple intuitive interface, similar to those used for designing BPEL processes. We describe here the BP-Mon language and its underlying formal model. We also present the language implementation and describe our novel optimization techniques. An important feature of the implementation is that BP-Mon queries are translated to BPEL processes that run on the same execution engine as the monitored processes. Our experiments indicate that this approach incurs very minimal overhead, hence is a practical and efficient approach to monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsJohannes Gehrke, Christoph Koch, Minos Garofalakis, Karl Aberer, Carl-Christian Kanne, Erich J. Neuhold, Venkatesh Ganti, Wolfgang Klas, Chee-Yong Chan, Divesh Srivastava, Dana Florescu, Anand Deshpande
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages603-614
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781595936493
StatePublished - 2007
Event33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 23 Sep 200727 Sep 2007

Publication series

Name33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period23/09/0727/09/07

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