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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..."

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