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  • Best of API tutorials for Business Process Management in 2015

    In a digital world, business services need to be digital. You can think of application programming interfaces (APIs) as the glue that connects services, applications, and systems, or as the basic grammar for how digital businesses communicate about their capabilities and share data. Look back to the best tutorials published this year about APIs for IBM® Business Process Manager (BPM) and IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM).


  • Exposing an IBM BPM process to a mobile device with IBM MobileFirst

    Generate an IBM MobileFirst application that interacts with IBM BPM V8.5.6 through a secure adapter so that authorized users of your process application can activate, work on, and complete tasks from their mobile devices. By enabling mobile workers to interact with the processes, enterprises can significantly optimize business responsiveness, increase worker productivity, and improve processing times.

  • Automate environment provisioning with IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator and IBM Business Process Manager

    Learn how to provision virtual system patterns in IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator by using an external IBM BPM environment, a Java client program, and IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator APIs. IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator exposes several functions in Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs. This tutorial uses two APIs to provision a cloud-based virtual system environment with an external business process in IBM BPM.

  • Integrate IBM MQ with your IBM Business Process Manager processes

    Understand various approaches to send and receive messages from a business process through IBM MQ, communicating with back-end systems. Walk through examples with sample code to see the steps that are required to integrate IBM MQ V8.x with IBM BPM V8.5.x. Gain an understanding of fundamental approaches to use IBM MQ to exchange data with other systems from IBM BPM processes.

  • The IBM Business Process Manager operation overview series

    The maintenance of a clustered server environment for IBM BPM that interacts with many back-end and front-end systems and services can be a challenging task. Administrators can follow the IBM Business Process Manager operation overview series to guide their daily operation work. Part 1 introduces topology good practices, security configuration, basic administration of applications and processes, and monitoring operations. Part 2 guides you through maintenance and migration. And now Part 3 is available to help with advanced operations such as troubleshooting, performance tuning, disaster recovery, and high availability! It includes an operation checklist that you can adapt for your organization.

  • Manage and recover IBM Business Process Manager processes efficiently with the REST API

    Learn how how you can use the Representational State Transfer (REST) protocol application programming interface (API) for IBM BPM to access process data programmatically. Walk though an example implementation to learn an approach to manage and recover process instances in a simple and efficient way. This content is part of the new Fall edition of the IBM Business Process Management Journal!

  • Disaster recovery guidance for IBM Business Process Manager: An updated approach for IBM BPM V8.x

    Over the past several years, IBM BPM features have been developed and verified to enable cross-site replication and recovery, achieving very sophisticated disaster-recovery objectives. Learn about the core principles that guide an infrastructure architect to design a successful disaster-recovery strategy.

  • Improve performance for IBM Operational Decision Manager series

    Part 1, Reduce rule execution time, provides a brief overview of the different IBM ODM modules, how they interact with each other, and recommended settings for performance improvements that have been found to have the most impact on rule execution. In Part 2, Reduce rule execution resource consumption, learn about recommended settings for addressing performance issues encountered when working with the Rule Execution Server. In Part 3, Reduce response times for hosted transparent decision services, learn about recommended settings for addressing performance issues encountered when working with hosted transparent decision services.

  • An efficient update strategy for large IBM Business Process Manager installations

    Learn a new methodology that can substantially ease the roll up of interim fix updates across a cluster of installations of IBM BPM. This strategy is applicable to all IBM offerings that use the IBM Installation Manager.

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