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First Look: Open Data Group

Open Data Group is an analytic deployment company. The company was started over 10 years ago and has transitioned from consulting to a product company, applying their expertise in Data Science and IT to create an analytic engine, FastScore. Successful analytics require organizational alignment (specifically between Data Science and IT) to create coordination of systems [...]

Humana presented at InterConnect 2017 on their use of business rules on z/OS. Humana is a 3M member health insurer and a user of IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM), IBM's Business Rules Management System and has been focusing on using it to modernize some of their key mainframe systems - something that Humana is focusing on [...]

Decision Management Solutions joined the OneDecision.io consortium back in September and we have been working with them ever since both within the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standards process and to provide some integration between the OneDecision.io Java-based reference implementation for DMN execution (which supports basic decision tables, JSON data types, and the standardized DMN XML interchange format) [...]

A long time ago I came across a company called Erudine and blogged about the Erudine Behaviour Engine. At that time, Erudine came out of the defence, aerospace and nuclear power industries where the slightest mistake can lead to disaster. Today, Erudine’s more recent focus has been in the banking, financial services and investment sectors. [...]

First Look: Predixion 4.0

Predixion released 4.0 of Predixion Insight in October 2014 and I got a product update recently. First, some quick background on Predixion: They started back in 2009 based in California and Washington and recently added an office in Europe. 70 employees now with a core set of partners and investors. Their focus is on making [...]

It’s been a while since I had an update on Progress Corticon – the last time was an update for v5.2 back in 2012. Progress Corticon is a mainstream Business Rules Management System with the usual Corticon Studio, Corticon Server and Corticon Enterprise Data Connector. In addition there is the Corticon BRMS for OpenEdge, linking [...]

Oracle Event Processing is designed to provide high throughput and low latency processing against continuously streaming data—what is sometimes call Complex Event Processing. It handles real-time correlation between incoming data streams, time sensitive alerts, aggregations and calculations, pattern seeking in the stream etc. Critically, especially when one is dealing with very large volumes of streaming [...]

JSON support in Teradata

In the second quarter of 2014 Teradata will add support for JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) -  "fat free" XML focused on name value pairs - in its data warehouse. The key focus of this addition is on the Internet of Things because many of these produce data in JSON formats. For instance telematics, geospatial, manufacturing [...]

The folks at Hyundai Information Service North America are looking for a Senior Blaze Advisor Developer in Irvine. They want someone to handle  requirements gathering, technical planning and documentation, design, development, unit testing, implementation and maintenance for  applications using the Blaze Rules Engine, Java, and Database queries. This will include managing the Blaze versioning system, repository administration, deployment [...]

First Look: OpenL Tablets

I got an update from Exigen Services recently on their OpenL Tablets business rules product. Exigen Services is a global IT company focused on core systems transformations and management consulting. They have 10 delivery centers around the world and about 1,500 professionals.  They work in most industries with a focus on insurance, financial services, pharma, [...]

I last got a briefing from Sapiens last year and I recently got an update on Sapiens DECISION release 3.2. Obviously Sapiens DECISION is focused on a robust and complete implementation of The Decision Model as described by KPI. Governance has seen a major update in the recent release. Users create a Business Change Request [...]

4. It will never work There is sometimes an almost irrational fear that this stuff does not work. Old school programmers who resist any technology that does not require JCL Organizations where it's "just not how we do things here" "We are using methodology X and business rules does not fit" "We do agile programming [...]

Sapiens has been around for over 25 years developing technology solutions around business rules and model-based development, specifically in financial services and insurance. Established in 1982 and NASDAQ traded, they have $100M in annual revenues post a couple of recent mergers. They have over 750 employees in US, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Belgium and Israel. [...]

First Look – Rapid-I

Rapid-I provides open source software for predictive analytics, data mining and text mining. Incorporated in 2006, they are based in Dortmund Germany and have been working on RapidMiner since 2001. They have over 35,000 production deployments and more than 400 customers in 40 countries. Banking and financial services is their largest market followed by Pharma [...]

First Look – EigenDog

EigenDog was founded in 2011 and launched their service for scalable predictive modeling in December 2011. Their objective was to provide scalability in machine learning. As we are all aware these days, more data tends to result in better predictive analytic models while better models can result in better business results. EigenDog’s perspective is that [...]

StatSoft was founded in 1984 and started building statistical software when it first became practical to deliver on the PC. STATISTICA is an enterprise predictive analytics platform on the Windows platform with role-based access, connections to the various data sources that companies have and support for data exploration through to deployment. The product has four [...]

A customer of mine is looking for a Drools developer to be based in Ann Arbor, MI: HealthMedia, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a dynamic Java/Drools Developer to join our top-notch software development team, located in Ann Arbor, MI. This talented individual will be building applications using Drools/Java/J2EE [...]

I got an overview of JBoss’s new intelligent, integrated enterprise approach as well some of their new product announcements. They are adding new data services, BPEL support, productizing their event/rules combination and adding some new connectivity elements. The world has obviously changed in the last few years. The fully automated processes of the past, JBoss [...]

John Rymer and Mike Gualtieri of Forrester have published two interesting new reports on business rules - The Future Of Business Rules Platforms and Market Overview: Business Rules Platforms 2011. The first of these is a short piece emphasizing the growing role of business rules management systems in event processing and in Decision Management. The [...]

I recently published a First Look on the open source OpenRules Decision Management System. Along with traditional Business Rules components, OpenRules includes two other important decision management components: Rules Solver for solving optimization problems Rule Learner for predictive analytics. OpenRules Rule Solver is based on Constraint Programming (CP) technology, that is typically used in scheduling, [...]