Category Archives: Rule Engines and BRMS

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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Event Driven Architecture and Decision Management

Dan Selman and Andy Ritchie from IBM just published an interesting paper “Event Driven Architecture and Decision Management“. It is for enterprise architects considering putting in place an event driven architecture that will incorporate aspects of event processing, analytics, situation detection and … Continue reading

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Testing Rule-Based Systems

“Without much fuss, business-rule-based systems have increasingly become more commonplace.  As with all other IT systems, these systems must be tested before deployment to production.  Because of the special features and properties of these systems their testing differs from that … Continue reading

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An initial version of the DMN Tools Catalog

Jacob Feldman from OpenRules kindly enhanced the software that supports out Live Catalogs of Decision Management Tools – read his post.  Check out all updated catalogs. Using this tool we replaced the old catalog “Decision Modeling Tools” with a new … Continue reading

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Live Catalog of Business Rules Products

The Live Catalog of Business Rules Management Systems and Rule Engines now includes 22 products. You may compare these products feature-by-feature as their profiles are presented and maintained by the product authors. Don’t forget to update the profile of your product.

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BRM articles: Best Practices and Standards

SearchSOA published two articles with quotes from leading BRMS vendors: Best practices for implementing BRM Do BRM standards really matter?

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UServ Product Derby is Getting Second Life as a DM Challenge

10+ years ago BR vendors had a chance to demonstrate their product capabilities at Business Rules Forums (now BBC) using the same highly popular use case known as “UServ Product Derby”.  We decided to revive the derby as a DM Challenge for … Continue reading

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A new Case Study “Diabetic Patient Monitoring”

We have added a new case study “Diabetic Patient Monitoring” submitted by Mike Parish from Progress Software.

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IBM paper “Patterns for Combining Analytics with Operational Decision management in Smarter Processes”

IBM published the article “Patterns for Combining Analytics with Operational Decision management in Smarter Processes” that looks at patterns that allow business insights and situational awareness provided by big data and analytics to be combined with Operational Decision Management to produce actionable responses … Continue reading

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