Apache ODE是一个WS-BPEL兼容的Web服务编配引擎，它可以使开发人员根据以BPEL XML语法写成的过程描述来编配Web服务。
* Instance replayer: Message exchanges between partners and processes can be recorded, retrieved and replayed. This allows for migrating running process instances to newer versions of a process model or to another ODE instance.
* Process OSGi bundles: Process models can be packaged and deployed as OSGi bundles (ServiceMix).
* Spring-based properties: Spring properties can be accessed via XPath extensions in BPEL (ServiceMix).
* Side-by-side support for both the WS-BPEL 2.0 OASIS standard and the legacy BPEL4WS 1.1 vendor specification.
* Supports 2 communication layers: one based on Axis2 (Web Services http transport) and another one based on the JBI standard (using ServiceMix).
* High level API to the engine that allows you to integrate the core with virtually any communication layer.
* Hot-deployment of your processes.
* Compiled approach to BPEL that provides detailed analysis and validation at the command line or at deployment.
* Management interface for processes, instances and messages.
* Process execution based on a high-performance virtual machine.