XINS is a technology used to define, create, and invoke remote APIs. XINS is specification-oriented. When API specifications are written (in XML), XINS will transform them to HTML-based documentation and Java code for both the client-side and the server-side. The communication is based on HTTP. XINS competes with the complex SOAP technology. Main design goals include simplicity, scalability, and testability. XINS is not only a specification technology, but also an application development framework. It offers transaction logging, unique log documentation, and active code generation.
Orchestra is a complete solution to handle long-running, service oriented processes. It provides out of the box orchestration functionality to handle complex business processes. Its objectives are improvement and control of processes, services interaction, and improving the productivity and agility of the company. It provides a powerful engine to execute processes and a set of graphical tools to design, deploy, administrate, and monitor them. It is based on leading standards of the BPM market: BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) for Process design and WS-BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) for Process execution.