LinuxWorld Australia: Open Source Rule Management
Nov 15, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Owen)
"Considering that a high-end BRMS (Business Rule Management
System) costs about US$50,000 just to get started, and that annual
maintenance, runtime fees, and professional services can drive the
total toward a hefty half-million or more, organizations on a tight
budget have incentive to seek alternatives. Thankfully, good
options exist. Two of the better low-or-no-cost tools are Jess from
Sandia National Laboratories, and JBoss Rules from JBoss, a
division of Red Hat.
"As do enterprise systems such as Fair Isaac's Blaze Advisor and
ILOG's JRules, Jess and JBoss Rules expose the business logic of
complex Java applications as sets of rules that can be changed
quickly and easily without changes to the underlying Java..."