The winter 2015 issue of the IBM Business Process Management Journal focuses on IBM® Operational Decision Manager (ODM). IBM ODM on Cloud is now available, and this issue includes content that helps you develop for cloud environments. Learn how to use IBM Bluemix and the Business Rules service to diversify your IBM ODM applications in a new two-part series. Also, learn how to integrate Docker in your IBM ODM environment with an example of running the Rule Execution Server and Decision Center in a container from the Docker image. Content also includes how to make reference data available to business rules at run time by embedding reference data in IBM ODM decision service implementations, which is useful in an IBM ODM on Cloud environment. Finally, understand a how to achieve cross-site replication and recovery with IBM ODM Decision Server Insights.
Diversify your IBM ODM application with Bluemix and the Business Rules service, Part 1: Understand the differences and set up your environment
by U. Siddiqui
The Business Rules service on Bluemix minimizes your code changes by keeping business logic separate from application logic, and provides the capability for decision management on Bluemix. This tutorial provides a brief overview of the service and details how to diversify existing on-premise IBM ODM applications to also use the Business Rules service.
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Diversify your IBM ODM application with Bluemix and the Business Rules service, Part 2: Configure tracing and performance
by U. Siddiqui
Part 2 of this series shows how to configure tracing and performance when you have decided to diversify existing on-premise IBM ODM applications to also use the Business Rules service.
by Ming Li
IBM ODM application developers who are new to Docker might consider adding Docker to their development process. This tutorial shows how to build a Docker image for an IBM ODM Rule Execution Server and Decision Center that run on a WebSphere Liberty server. You also learn how to run the Rule Execution Server and Decision Center in a container from the Docker image.
by Pierre Berlandier and Matt Voss
Make reference data available to business rules at run time by embedding the data with the artifacts that are deployed to the Rule Execution Server in IBM ODM. Learn example approaches that are useful when the Rule Execution Server cannot access an external data service, for example in an IBM ODM on Cloud environment.
by Peter J Johnson, Chris Richardson, and David Martin
Learn how to configure IBM ODM Decision Server Insights to provide high availability and disaster recovery for the data that is held in the database. Protect your IBM ODM Decision Server Insights environment against disaster (for example, unexpected loss of the entire data center that hosts the Decision Server Insights infrastructure) by using the Decision Server Insights backing database and the cross-site replication capabilities in the database manager.
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