Category Archives: Business Rules

Dichotomy between Machine Learning and Business Rules

Prof. Hafedh Mili published an article “On the fallacy of the dichotomy between analytics/machine learning, and business rules“. The main points are: We have been there before Business rules rely on analytics If you need to explain your decisions to someone, you need business rules … Continue reading

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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

On Oct 16 Gartner published a new “Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions“.  Metadata management is an aspect of an organization’s management of its data and information assets. The term “metadata” describes the various facets of an information asset that … Continue reading

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Book “Business Rules: Management and Execution”

This book “Business Rules: Management and Execution” has been just published at Amazon.  It consists of 2 parts: Part 1: Business Rules Management Part 2: Execution. Award Winning Case Studies Link

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Business Decision Models are moving to Serverless World

In the new cloud-based world, the decision-making applications have new requirements to operational decision services. The traditional monolithic services are being replaced by microservices that requires high availability, security, and super-fast performance. The customers are not satisfied anymore with a relatively … Continue reading

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Flash Points: Business Rules, Events, and Integrity

Ron Ross just published “Flash Points: Business Rules, Events, and Integrity“: “Flash points are the specific events when a rule needs to be evaluated based only on the semantics of the rule itself. For a behavioral business rule, flash points … Continue reading

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Challenge Aug-2019: Stateful Decisioning

Nowadays it’s not enough for decision making applications to simply execute a complex rules-based transaction, forget about it, and wait for the next one. They should be able to learn from already executed transactions and evaluate new facts as they … Continue reading

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Defining iPhone Rules for Real-Time Events

The new iPhone’s app called Shortcuts allows you to create a script that can be activated by pressing a button or using Siri. For example, you may say “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over.” The shortcut will then pause your … Continue reading

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State-Based Evaluation of Rules

Ron Ross: “In state-based evaluation of rules, current states of affairs are captured and monitored in real-time by a ‘watcher’ external to processes. This ‘watcher’ automatically intervenes whenever a violation of a rule occurs. The watcher resets the activity – i.e., … Continue reading

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Ron Ross: Response to Solutions for the “Recreational Fee” Challenge

Ron Ross provided a response to 5 already submitted solutions to our Apr-2019 Challenge “Recreational Fee” and to several posted comments. You may read Ron’s response here. If you have new comments, please post them here as well. Note that … Continue reading

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Similarity in Machine and Human Decision Making

In his new post “Artificial and Human Intelligence” Alain Chabrier from IBM describes decisions the members of his own  family make while packing for vacation. In simple terms Alain nicely explains how we use 3 major Decision Management techniques (Rules, … Continue reading

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