OpenRules, Inc. is a US corporation that developed, enhanced, and maintains OpenRules® products since 2003. For more than 15 years OpenRules helps organizations worldwide to incorporate sophisticated decision logic into business applications and quickly update underlying business rules as market conditions change.
In 2019 we introduced OpenRules Decision Manager that optimizes the classical OpenRules Business Rules and Decision Management System (BRDMS) for cloud and containers with one objective: creating and managing highly efficient Operational Business Decision Services for modern enterprises.
OpenRules Decision Manager allows business analysts working in concert with software developers to:
- Create business decision models using MS Excel® or Google Sheets® with classical OpenRules® templates for sophisticated business decision logic
- Test/Debug/Execute decision models and Analyze the produced results
- Deploy decision models as decision services on-cloud or on-premise.
OpenRules Decision Manager executes exactly the same decision models as the classical OpenRules, but it uses a completely new execution mechanism that doesn’t need an Excel-based Rules Repository in run-time as it converts all rules to Java in design time. The authors of business rules never even look at the generated code as the Decision Manager saves all traces back to the original Excel tables. All explanations and possible errors are reported in business terms used by the business analysts.
OpenRules Decision Manager is highly scalable and super-fast allowing decision services to:
- Startup in almost no time
- Be executed within milliseconds
- Require only a minimal memory footprint.
Decision models created and tested with OpenRules Decision Manager can be considered as regular Java programs that do not impose any additional restrictions such as dynamic class loading. As the result, they can be naturally deployed as containerized decision services using Docker, Kubernetes, and serverless architectures provided by major cloud vendors such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM.
OpenRules Decision Manager perfectly fits the requirements of the modern microservices and it is well positioned to be used on any cloud container, on premise, and even on smartphones.
The first Release 8.0.0 was made publicly available on Aug. 1, 2019. The Release 8.0.1 published on Sep. 1, 2019 provided automatic deployment of the classical business decision models on Amazon cloud without coding. The Oct. 1 Release 8.0.2 provided ONE-CLICK AWS LAMBDA DEPLOYMENT! The January-2020 Release 8.1.0 became an important milestone stabilizing the structure of the generated code and opening doors for wider and simpler deployment options. On March 3, 2020 OpenRules became the first full-scale Rule Engine available is AWS Marketplace using a SaaS Subscription.
The upcoming releases will make OpenRules® Decision Manager even more powerful supporting an intuitive testing, debugging, cloud deployment, and natural integration of business decision models into modern enterprise applications – stay tuned!
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