Category Archives: Rule Engines and BRMS

Business Rules Excellence Awards

Do you have an interesting Business Rules Use Case?  Submit it for the opportunity to win a highly prestigious award and publication in the next book on BR to be published within 12 months following the Awards Ceremony at BBC-2018. The Business Rules Excellence … Continue reading

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RETE Goes GNU

According to James Owen, “Dr. Charles L. Forgy, the original inventor of Rete algorithm has released his invention into the wild.  Not just the original Rete but Rete-NT, the latest and greatest!  Yes, you read that right!  Rete-NT is now … Continue reading

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Classification Schemes for BRMSs

“Business Rules Management Systems (BRMSs), business rules engines, knowledge management systems, expert systems, predictive analytics systems, and decision management systems are only a few of the terms which are currently used to refer to software packages used to specify, execute … Continue reading

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Built for Change: Interview with Alan Trefler

Pegasystems has experienced tremendous success in recent years. The stock is up more than 100 percent in the past year, and it is tempting to think of the company as a start-up, perhaps run by a 20-something entrepreneur in the Bay … Continue reading

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Smart contracts need business rules to be really smart

Blockchain technology is on its way to change the game in a lot of industries by providing the platform of trust to transact value in a business network. Smart Contract is a key mechanism of the platform. The new article by … Continue reading

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IBM Launches Decision Composer on Bluemix

Read this announcement of March 29, 2017: “IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new, experimental capability on Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform, which gives developers of varying skill sets the ability to create apps that can instantly personalize a user’s experience – without the need … Continue reading

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Drools Now Implements DMN

Following the announcement from last year, the popular open source Drools rules engine added full run-time support for DMN at compliance level 3 into its upcoming version 7.0. As of January/2017, the implementation is feature complete and the team is … Continue reading

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DMN Interchange Software

As a community, we would like to maintain different software pieces that can be shared and reused by vendors and practitioners to promote Decision Management in general and the DMN standard in particular. So, we added a special section “Community Software” to … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Analytics

Jean-Francois Puget from IBM (ILOG) published an interesting article that in particular says: “The purpose of an analytics solution is to enable business decisions based on data.  It does not necessarily mean that such solutions must compute decisions.  It means that whatever … Continue reading

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Being Agile with Rule-based Standard Software

Silvie Spreeuwenberg, a known authority in business rules, published a LinkedIn article that puts in question a need for general purpose BRMS and gives the preference to business rules incorporated in specialized software products such as SalesForce.  

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