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The winter 2015 issue of the 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.

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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.

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    Integrate Docker in your IBM Operational Decision Manager environment

    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.

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    Embed reference data in IBM ODM decision service implementations

    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.

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    Cross-site replication and recovery with IBM ODM Decision Server Insights

    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.